Daily Archives: August 1, 2015

Finally, Walcott Extends his Contract. Cazorla Too

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla

I don’t know if this is the right way to go about this, but it’s worth a try.

Picture Arsenal Football Club as a rich bloke that set his eyes on a very young girl called Walcott. He obviously likes what he sees but she’s really young with her best years ahead of her, so he takes her under his care and caters for her as she grows. He sees her doing so well in the world and she’s getting more beautiful by the minute, and he starts to get some feelings, and he wants ‘some’. Then, she gives him.

He wants it after another four years, and she gives him again. He comes around the block for some of that good stuff but she tells him to ‘hold on’, and suddenly he thinks she’s not going to give him anymore. He starts panicking and making all sorts of assumptions and even ponders giving her to another. Now, she has given him what he wanted and he’d have to wait for another four years.


According to the official website, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have extended their contracts with the club. Both players have been instrumental to the club in different capacities and while Walcott has been around for as long as I can remember (now the club’s longest serving player), Cazorla joined from SC Malaga in the start of the 2012/13 campaign and his magnificent performances won him the Arsenal Player of the Season award. He continued his great form into the 2013/14 season and last season, his role in the team changed.

With Cazorla turning 30, a few thought that the Gunners would cash in on him – especially with Atletico Madrid on the prowl but the club has signaled their desire to remain with the player and I’m happy he’s going to be around for a long while. He’s a fantastic player and his influence has risen in the club, as he’s currently the third in command behind Mikel Arteta and Per Mertesacker.

As for Walcott, it’s an issue I’ve touched on in the past and I’m happy that we can finally concentrate on the activities on the pitch, rather than the shenanigans off it. From what I’ve heard, Walcott is now among the club’s highest earners and I hope he does his bit to justify that huge pay. With the likes of Aaron Ramsey and the Ox playing on the right wing and Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck playing through the middle, it’s going to be very interesting to see how Wenger manages Walcott this season.

That’s Wenger’s headache though and I’m happy he will be having such selection problems. The squad is really huge and Wenger would have to manage them effectively in his bid to challenge for all fronts this season.

Wishing Walcott and Cazorla the very best in the 2015/16 campaign.



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