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Theo Walcott

26-Year-Old Midfielder     Arsenal  Premier


England

Birthdate:  March 16, 1989    Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 9"    Weight:  150 lbs    

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Walcott said that he will hold discussions about a new contract with Arsenal next week after the FA Cup Final, reports the Daily Mail.

Reports suggest the midfielder's preference is to remain with Arsenal, but his match time is a concern. His current agreement is for 90,000 per week, but he appears to be more concerned about his position in the club for the future than the money.

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May 24, 2015

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Walcott took eight shots, with six on goal, and bagged a hat trick during Arsenal's 4-1 victory over West Brom on Sunday.

Walcott got the start at striker ahead of Olivier Giroud and loudly made a claim for the role next season. The scores were his first in Premier League play since Feb. 10 against Leicester, and he finishes the season with five goals in 14 appearances. His season was short as he didn't debut until November after recovering from a torn ACL, but if he can stay fit this summer while playing for England, he could make a firm case for the starting striker spot.

April 15, 2015

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Walcott and Arsenal will open official discussions about a new contract in the next two weeks, reports the Daily Mail.

Walcott's current contract expires at the end of next season, and both Liverpool and Manchester City have been monitoring his situation. Earlier reports suggest Walcott will require a significant pay increase to remain at Arsenal.

March 20, 2015

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Walcott has asked Arsenal for a significant pay increase before agreeing to a new contract, reports the Daily Mail.

The midfielder is approaching the final year of his current contract, and any inability to come to an agreement would alert any club interested in meeting his wage demands. Both Liverpool and Manchester City are understood to be monitoring the situation.

February 10, 2015

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Walcott's goal late in the first half turned out to be the difference in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Leicester City.

Walcott could have easily finished with 2-3 markers, but he didn't do his best with some other first-half chances. The Gunners sent him off in the 73rd minute, a nod towards the fact that Walcott isn't in top form or condition yet. But no one is going to complain about three goals over four matches, Walcott's current log.

February 10, 2015

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Walcott is in the starting XI for Tuesday's match against Leicester City.

Walcott will start opposite Alexis Sanchez, who returns from a hamstring injury, giving the Gunners incredible speed out wide for the likes of Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil. Walcott isn't likely to play 90, but he can do damage in even limited time.

February 2, 2015

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Walcott netted a second-half goal during Sunday's 5-0 win over Aston Villa, which marked his first Premier League start since New Year's Day of 2014.

Walcott completed an arduous comeback from last year's ACL tear by scoring Sunday, which followed his goal in FA Cup play last weekend. In those two appearances, Walcott's world-class speed appeared uninhibited, but his all-around game understandably showed room for sharpening. Nonetheless, with two goals in two starts since returning, Walcott should be encouraged ahead of next weekend's match versus rivals Tottenham. Whether he's shown enough to warrant a starting birth for that match remains to be seen; however, his short-term involvement could ultimately rely on the fitness levels of Alexis Sanchez (hamstring) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin), who usually occupy similar wide attacking positions.

February 1, 2015

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Walcott is getting his first Premier League start this season Sunday against Aston Villa.

With Alexis Sanchez sidelined with a hamstring injury, Walcott will get the start on the wing, with plenty of players ready to feed him, as Mesut Ozil will start alongside Santi Cazorla.