Arsenal Fans Call on Theo Walcott to 'Sign Da Ting' in Song Form (Video)

Michael CummingsWorld Football Lead WriterOctober 2, 2012

Three words, Theo: Sign da ting!

That's the musical advice on offer to Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, and it comes in convenient video form from a musically inclined group of Gooners styling themselves Roxy Arms.

That video, which is the early favorite for the international record of the year next year at the Grammy's* can be seen above. Whether you're an Arsenal fan or not, you can't help but enjoy.

"Da ting" in question is Walcott's new contract. Walcott, a 23-year-old England international midfielder, joined Arsenal as a teenager in 2006. His current contract expires at the end of the season, and with only a couple months left before the winter transfer window, he hasn't signed a new deal.

Walcott has said he's delaying the new deal because he wants to play as a striker (via BBC Sport). He has also insisted the delay has nothing to do with money, even though he reportedly wants £100,000 per week and Arsenal are offering "only" £75,000 (via the Daily Telegraph).

The whole thing has frustrated Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who has lost Robin van Persie, Alex Song, Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri in the past 15 months or so. He's so frustrated, in fact, that he has taken to saying the contract saga could affect Walcott's place in the team (via The Guardian).

As a whole, Arsenal fans don't seem to be down with Theo's wage demands, nor do they want to see him play as a striker (Gervinho's schizo shooting is enough of an adventure, thank you very much).

Thus, we get lines like these in novelty songs:

Sign the ting nuh, sign the ting. (What?) Theo Walcott, sign the ting. (Yep!)
If you don’t, well, then you’re stuck on the bench, (What?) listening to Frimpong chat about Dench. (Yep!) 
We got Podolski, we got Giroud, (Chim-Chiminee) even Gervinho’s been up front too, (No diggity!)
That ain’t to say that they’re better than you, but you got a year left, (What? What?) so what you gonna do then?

And, yes, the whole "ting" is available on iTunes.

[h/t Who Ate All The Pies]

*No, it's not really.