Arsene Wenger has found himself under a fair amount of pressure this season and, with the amount of players that the club have lost in recent years, he will be hoping that Theo Walcott will sign a new contract with Arsenal. Arsene has now spoken out about the contract discussions, saying that he hopes that Theo will stay with the club.
Wenger told BBC Sport, “It is not my decision - it is Theo's decision as well. If it is my decision it is quickly done. I believe he has been educated at Southampton and Arsenal and he has become a top player. I hope that when he considers his future he will consider Arsenal is the best place for him and sign for us.”
He added, “I do not want to come out on details of Walcott's contract but simply say our desire and will is clear and he knows that. Hopefully we can get to a happy ending. I believe we have a good core of young English players. We couldn't keep the good core of young foreign players. We hope we will be capable of building a team around the young English players and achieve something together.”
Theo Walcott has indicated on a number of occasions over the years that he would like to play in a more central striker role at Arsenal. Theo’s wish was granted on Monday night, when Theo started up top for Arsenal against Reading and he impressed both manager and pundits alike. Theo Walcott bagged himself a goal and was a handful for Reading during the 5-2 win.