Theo denies cash demands
Theo Walcott says the delay on signing a new contract has nothing to do with cash and depends on his place in the Arsenal side.
Walcott has yet to sign a new deal with the Gunners despite the fact he falls out of contract next summer and it had been suggested the money on offer was not enough. Reports claimed he was holding out for £100,000 a week after rejecting £75,000 but Walcott has now rubbished such reports and says the delay is down to footballing reasons. Walcott has been playing out on the wing but he wants to follow in the footsteps of Gunners legend Thierry Henry and switch to an out-and-out striker and wants assurances from Arsene Wenger over what the future holds. "That speculation on the money side of it has never been me," Walcott revealed. "That's not me. I'm not the sort of person who's influenced by money. I always make my decisions based on football and only football. "Hopefully, something can be sorted out. I'll just wait for the club to get back to us now and go from there. "It's a slow process. My last contract took over six months to happen. Hopefully, it can be sorted out. I've never said I wanted to go, I've always wanted to stay."