Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is confident that he will be able to convince the clubs leading goalscorer, Robin Van Persie and England winger Theo Walcott to sign new contracts with the North London club. Both Robin and Theo have little over 12 months remaining on their contracts but with Arsenal’s recent form, they could be persuaded to stay.
Wenger explained, “[We will try to arrange new contracts] very early. Yes I am [confident these players will commit]. To say that I am always confident, yes I am. Of course we want to keep our best players.”
He added, “These players want to win things and they want to be in a team that has a chance. Our end of season will help that to help me convince them that they can [here]. It depends now how well we finish.”
Arsene continued, “Newspapers open talks now. They should inform me how much they offer and for how long because I would like to know.” Arsenal are currently in third place in the English Premier League, three points ahead of fourth place Tottenham Hotspur with eight games left of the season.