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The Theo Walcott Thread [R]

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  1. scytheavatar

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    Rumors are that we offered 80K and Walcott wants 100K. It could be that the new management will buy Walcott for the same reason that the old one brought Joe Cole, to appease the fans and give them hope. At least Walcott isn't a washed up 28 year old on the back of a poor season that Joe Cole was when he signed, so he can't be anywhere near as bad a signing as Joe Cole.
     


  2. Silva 5

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    Cole was a free transfer though.
     
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    Theo Walcott came to Arsenal as a young phenom. His speed and attitude were dazzling. Unfortunately, up to now he has not stepped up any other qualities. At 23 y/o he is still a track athlete in boots. His vision remains disapppinting. His passing & crossing are only fair. And his scoring touch an occasional thing. Attitudinally, he tied his future to RvP not Arsenal. With 1 year remaining on his contract, the addition of Santi Cazorla, who is all those things that Walcott is not, with Gervino ready for 1st choice and with Oxlade-Chamberlain in the wings selling Theo Walcott makes sense. To me, he is an unfulfilled promise.
     


  5. DaPrince84

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    do u really rate Gervinho over Theo?
     
  6. Serengeti_Boy

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    Walcott will not leave Arsenal. He has it great here and can't go to any other club that is greater than us. He's even wondering how he found himself in such an amazing position. Check, he's a one-dimensional player who has added nothing to his game since he came. He constantly ruins chances and occasionally makes an impact. Yet he starts for a top 4 team in england which is challenging for trophies and European places.
     
  7. DaPrince84

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    thats cool and all, but Gervinho is not a better player than Theo right now.

    and I disagree about adding nothing. He is a much better crosser now than he was before.
     
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    To be fair, this last season I thought he showed remarkable improvement in his end product. I know the boy is an enigma but the truth of it is his pace gets him into more situations than he knows what to do with at the moment. But I'm pretty confident he will get it. I don't think we've seen the best of him by any stretch.
     
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    Theo is better than he was, but he's not the scorer we want/need him to be - neither is Gervinho, but it seems to me that Gervinho consistently creates more goal scoring opportunities than Walcott does and gets past his marker more often. Really, his ability to get the ball to touch and around the defender is outstanding, and as good as anyone I've seen.
     
  10. DaPrince84

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    I agree with that

    I dont agree with him creating more than Theo tho. Gervinho's final ball is a disaster. He needs to improve that. Theo has improved so much there now. Theo's problem is getting into the right positions while Gervinho is finishing off once he gets there. If only they were one player!!
     
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    If they were one player, we wouldn't be able to afford him.
     
  12. Super Llama

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    Think of how much we could sell Theovinho to Barca for
     
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    Think about their hair though!
     
  14. thebigman

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    theo is a completely diff player than gerv but i would personally start theo against good teams and gerv vs shit teams
     
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    Gervinho does gets past his marker more often. He does not consistently creates more goal scoring opportunities than Walcott, he gets past his marker to run into another marker until he losses the ball.
     
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    walcott has definitely improved, but he still lacks some consistency at that level. right now he's better than gervinho, but not so much better that he should command 1 of the very top wages at the club. to do that he needs to find that consistency, but unfortunately this season that he needs to find it is also his last year of contract. so do we pay the extra hoping his consistency appears and he'll be worth the extra or will we just tie ourselves into a contract that overpays an inconsistent player? tough decision for the club tbh.
     
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    If Theo sees sunlight behind the backs then he is ace. Gerv can beat a defender and then has no clue what to do after. I think you are spot on with this one.
     
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    Well I think this year will kind of show that. Altho you have to think at least Walcott has much more value. He is inconsistent but can finish, younger, and as some said can cross better. Gervinho just really kills him in one department....dribbling.
     
  19. TxTechGooner

    TxTechGooner we're having fun here, no?

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    this business of selling off our players has got to come to an end... starting with van persie.
    we need to be the club that sells it's players on their terms, not the other way round.
     
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    I think its down to wenger being too nice due to training players from a young age, he needs to be more strict and hardline in negotiations.....I can see bould being a straight talker and hopefully a bit of a behind the scenes regulator
     
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    I'm happy to let Theo run out his contract. I think the new reality of FFP will be even more apparent next summer. He might find those astronomical wages offered a few years ago are no longer on offer anywhere.
     
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    doesn't the homegrown rule worry u though anti?
     
  23. antifan

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    Not really, should it?
     
  24. thebigman

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    just be safe to have more home gorwn and english players around i would've thought
     
  25. antifan

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    Don't get me wrong, i'm happy to have him stay. I'm just saying let him play out his contract and see if anyone out there offers him more than us.
     
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