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Arsenal Transfer News: Wenger Not Happy with Theo Walcott's Contract Situation

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20:  Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger look on during a training session at London Colney ahead of tomorrow's UEFA Champions League Group B match against Montpellier on November 20, 2012 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Pete SchauerCorrespondent IDecember 7, 2012

Arsene Wenger is not pleased with Theo Walcott.

According to The Guardian, Arsenal's manager is upset that his forward still hasn't resolved his contract dispute with the club.

BBC Sport also chimed in, tweeting:

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Theo Walcott’s contract talks: “I am frustrated. He knows what I want and he has to make up his mind.”

— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 7, 2012

The Mirror reports that the Gunners made an offer to Walcott worth €75,000 per week, but with no deal struck yet, clearly Walcott is looking for more money. They also report that it's been months since the two sides sat down and attempted to hammer out a deal.

If Walcott were to accept the current offer from the Gunners, he'd be getting paid considerably lower than his fellow teammates, which is why we could be seeing him in a different uniform in the near future.

Although his contract doesn't expire until the summer, Arsenal fans have to be worried after seeing Robin van Persie and Samir Nasri sent packing from the team as their contracts began to expire.

If Arsenal isn't careful, Walcott could be stolen right out from under the Gunners, as The Mirror reports that Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City might be interested in acquiring the services of the Gunners' forward.

Teams looking to acquire Walcott will most likely wait until he's a free agent, when they can strike a larger deal with the forward.

Wenger told The Mirror that the club has been negotiating with Walcott all along, but apparently the forward's representatives haven't had any face-to-face meetings since the summer ended.

With Walcott continuing to holdout, the forward's future as a Gunner is looking bleak.

 

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