He’s at the point where it’s new contract or go and there’s no need for him to have a new contract. I don’t think he’s bringing much that the likes of Gervinho or Podolski weren’t bringing when they were second choice and ultimately not needed anymore. I used to be in favour of him as that runner, big game kind of player but it doesn’t feel like he’s brought at lot of that and even when he did, his frustrating ways often counteract that anyway.
I know some may be apprehensive of plopping sums like 30-40m on questionable players like Malcom but we could probably sell a player like Welbeck to an Everton for 20-30m so the gambles really shouldn’t be that hard for us. If we get rid of 6 players and bring in 6 players chances are 3 of those 6 will be good. We should be recycling players while they’re still assets with value.
I fear he’s going to get given a new deal though purely on the basis of Wenger not wanting too many players to leave at the same time.