Arsenal winger Theo Walcott could be the next in line to force an exit after Gunner Captain Robin Van Persie decided not to sign a contract extension last week.
Walcott, 23, joined Arsenal as a 16 year old from Southampton turning down various top clubs in the process. The England international impressed everyone with his displays last season especially against Milan and gradually found himself as one of the mainstays of the side. But Van Persie’s decision to leave has unsettled Walcott who also has a year remaining on his current contract.
Chelsea are monitoring the situation closely and could be tempted to put in an official offer if Walcott refuses to sign an extension. Meanwhile, the officials at the Emirates are still hopeful of persuading their Dutch striker into signing a new deal according to insiders. The club leaves for their pre season tour on Jul 24th and Arsene Wenger and officials would hold another round of talks with Van Persie before that.