Arsenal boss says Walcott holding up transfer plans

Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Claims His Team Is Good Enough And Blames Theo Walcott For Holding Up His Transfer Plans

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott

LONDON (Sporting Alert) – English Premier League veteran boss Arsene Wenger claims that striker Theo Walcott’s drawn out contract talks has been affecting his progress in the transfer window.

Walcott and Arsenal have been struggling to agree on a mutual contract deal and Wenger is hoping to sort things out with the England international very soon.

Arsenal have been linked with moves for several players, including FC Barcelona striker David Villa, Manchester United winger Nani and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze.

However, the EPL club has been unable to make any move during the opening three weeks of the new transfer window and Wenger


explains why.

“We are working very hard,” Wenger told Arsenal FC official website at www.arsenal.com.

“First of all we want to sort out the injuries we have, and we are trying very hard to close the deal with Walcott. Once we have done that, we will certainly do something else. At the moment I cannot tell you more.”

Meanwhile, Arsenal are 21 points behind Manchester United in the English Premier League standings, yet Wenger believes his squad is too good to bring in new faces.

He said on Arsenal.com: “It has become more difficult [to buy players in January] for one simple reason: we have a good squad.

“I know we swim against the stream a bit because people don’t believe that. I say we have a very good squad.

“But we have some improvements to make and we know exactly where. In January it is difficult to find the players that are really better and can give something special to the squad.

“The number is right, we have a good balance and we are working very hard to find what we want.”

This is the same team the Frenchman criticized for not being able to hold its own against the bigger EPL teams, following the disappointing defeat to Manchester City over the weekend.

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