I Will Be At Arsenal Next Season.


The transfer window is still wide open. Arsene Wenger is in the market for more signings and at the same time wants to keep those he already has by giving them improved contracts. Hector Bellerin got his last week, Walcott is the next in line.

Arsenal forward, Theo Walcott has stated that he is willing to remain at the club but would not rush into contract negotiations.

Walcott has 12 months left on his £90 000-a-week deal which he signed in 2013 and now that the club want him to renew the deal, he is demanding for a pay rise.

The English international who has been at Arsenal since the age of 16 wants to focus more on his career rather than letting his contract situation distract him from doing well. He says he wouldn't mind if talks dash into the coming season.

"My agent has talked to the club, I enjoy playing for this club so I am just letting them crack on with things and I'll continue playing football," Walcott told newsmen.

"If it happens it happens. We’ll just play the waiting game and see what happens but I’m sure it won’t be long.

"It’s not in my thought process at all. You don’t want to dwell on it, you want to play well and if it happens it happens.

"I won’t let that delay the way I’m going to be playing this season. I can’t let that affect me, I want to do well for this club.”

Walcott has struggled with injuries in the last two seasons, the most recent being a cruciate knee ligament problem and the forward who was on target for Arsenal against Everton in Saturday's Barclays Asia Trophy final is determined to help the team progress.

"I didn't want the season to end. It was a frustrating season for me. When you have been out for such a long time, it is difficult to get into a winning team," Walcott added.

"It’s my first pre-season for two years now so I want to work hard and get fit. It’s a really exciting year for myself personally and I think this team can go very far.

"I’m always going to be judged on goals, I’ve been very happy with my goal record when given the opportunity. That is all I can do."

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