Arsenal media round-up: Walcott explains the challenge he's been facing for years

Theo Walcott

A round up of news stories this morning related to Arsenal.

Theo Walcott has been quoted by the Daily Telegraph suggesting he’s been facing the same challenge since he was 17-years-old.

Walcott doesn’t appear bothered by the idea of squad competition with club or country, as Arsenal mull over a new deal for him.

His current contract expires at the end of next season, which means the attacker is facing an important couple of months in his career.

“Competition is always going to be there. It’s been there from the age of 17 and I’ve managed to get through. Competition is healthy,” he said.

Charles Aranguiz of Sport Club in Brazil has been linked with a move to Arsenal by the Daily Mirror.

The Chilean has admitted that it would be a dream to move to Arsenal, but has also admitted that he doesn’t know anything about the rumours surrounding his future.

The paper claims that Wenger first spotted him during the World Cup last summer and has since made regular checks on him.

The Daily Mail has reported that Arsenal are still in the running to sign Paul Dybala on a deal from Palermo.

The paper states he would cost a fee of around £30 million with the Italian side thought to be open to doing some business.

However, the paper states that Chelsea and Manchester City are also interested which could cause a bidding war to start.

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