May 08, 2015 13:40:57 UK
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the club are continuing negotiations to keep England international Theo Walcott at the Emirates.
The former Southampton star’s current deal runs out at the end of next season but the Gunners are hoping to tie the forward down to a long-term contract in north London.
Wenger believes both parties are looking to get a deal over the line and he is in no panic about Walcott’s future.
He said: “We are already talking to him.
“When you go into negotiations with a player it is with a desire for him to stay. He looks keen to do it and I am keen to do it, so let’s see what comes out.
“We are always in the mode where we want to be successful. In case of failure, we’ll see. But in case of failure – that will only be in December next year.”
Walcott will be hoping to be involved on Monday when Arsenal face Swansea City at the Emirates.
Arsenal are 1.30 to win, 6.00 to draw and 11.00 to lose to the Swans.
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