Arsene Wenger was handed an added boost following our FA Cup trophy with Theo Walcott confirming that he is set to stay and take his spell with us beyond the decade milestone, he told BT Sport.
Walcott netted the all important first goal against Aston Villa and could’ve conceivably had a hat-trick with the number of chances he missed. Villa couldn’t handle his pace and Arsene Wenger’s decision to play him through the middle was a meticulous call.
The forward is involved in a contract stand-off and with his deal expiring at the end of next season, Walcott gave the first hint that he’s ready to extend is deal and become of our longest serving players in history.
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When asked if he was going to stay, the 26-year-old replied: “Of course.”
“They (fans) have been with me for a long time and I’m sure things will get sorted out, but I want to enjoy tonight with these guys.”
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Walcott arrived at the age of 16 and should he sign a new long-term deal, he will enter a special bracket of player who have dedicated almost all their careers to our club.
Injuries have diminished Walcott’s appearance record, but the England international already has a special relationship with the fans and is one of Wenger’s trusted lieutenants.
There’s aren’t many 26-year-old wingers, proven on the world stage and capable of producing a high volume of goals in Europe – Walcott is a rare bread.