Wenger wants end to Walcott saga

Arsene Wenger feels Theo Walcott must soon make a "concrete" commitment to Arsenal if he wants to stay.

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Walcott: Contract up at end of season

Walcott: Contract up at end of season

Arsene Wenger feels Theo Walcott must soon make a "concrete" commitment to Arsenal if he wants to stay at the club.

The England forward, currently sidelined by a shoulder problem, is out of contract at the end of the season, and so could open talks with foreign clubs in January.

Negotiations are continuing, with both sides aiming to reach an amicable compromise over terms.

Walcott, 23, used an article in Wednesday night's programme notes for the Champions League game against Montpellier to stress he wanted to get "something sorted out", while adding "I don't think you can put a timeframe on when it will be resolved".

Wenger, however, today maintained if the player's heart was set on staying, he should sign on the dotted line.

"Ideally he has to commit. It is difficult. I believe you have to commit at some stage," said the Arsenal manager, whose side head to Aston Villa on Saturday.

"It is very important in our sport to be very committed to where you are, and as long as you do not do that, you are not completely at ease.

"It is important for our squad as well that he is completely committed.

"I do not doubt it, but as well at some stage it has to be concrete."


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