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What fans are saying about 'potential deadwood' Theo Walcott

Highly talented speedster Theo Walcott has incurred the wrath of Arsenal fans after delaying the signing of his new contract, who warn him if he leaves the Gunners he could follow so many by seeing his career go downhill.

Are supporters coming around to the idea of losing the winger? Even former Arsenal player Ray Parlour has urged him to sign the new contract sooner rather than later.

Here is a look at what Gooners are saying about Walcott on Twitter this week.

@vinkpui: Theo Walcott will be a deadwood very soon if he avoids any contract extension at Arsenal.

@jackrichardson14: Quite shocked theo Walcott is holding out for more money #thoughthewasdifferent

@katiesgooner85: If I was Walcott I'd be worried. Gervinho coming good means he won't ever get his £100k a week. I think he's backed himself into a corner. Not saying I wouldn't want Walcott to stay. Just saying the other options are coming good and making the final decision easier.#Arsenal

@fumzthecool: It's good what wenger is doin to Walcott ... he needs to know he is not prestige and sign contract or u will rot on da bench

@gooner1886: Btw I do want Walcott to stay and I think the £75k a week offer was good enough for him. I hope he does sign a new contract with AFC.

@officialdaud: I don't think it's any surprise why Arsenal look so good. Without Walcott, the team looks alot dangerous.

@yobenben: Feel bad for Giroud, and still have minimal respect for Walcott. I wouldn't miss him if he left.

@jujagrass: Belhanda at the end of this season please. Ramsey and Walcott out the door. #AFC #Arsenal

@pogoalski: Has Theo 'Contract Rebel' Walcott been sold yet? The modern footballer is so greedy...i want all mercenaries to be thrown out of#AFC.

@wengersir: Walcott coming on in the 89th minute. Arsenal are really punishing him for rejecting that contract. Wonder will this drive him out?

@liamoram88: Id like Walcott to stay but wouldn't be that fussed if he goes. We have better options to be honest

Is this a fair representation of Arsenal fans views on Walcott? Would he regret leaving Arsenal?

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