Wenger holds Walcott hope
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is hopeful Theo Walcott will put pen to paper on a new deal at the Emirates before the end of the season.
The 23-year-old is yet to sign a new contact with the north London outfit, who you can back using your free bet, and negotiations between the player's representatives and the club appear to have stalled.
Walcott was jeered by some sections of Arsenal fans during their Premier League encounter with Southampton, in which the Gunners romped to victory with the England international scoring the last goal of the game.
Wenger, who is currently preparing his side for the opening game in the Champions League when they face Montpellier on Tuesday night, is hoping a deal can be sorted for Walcott before his contract runs out at the end of the season.
He said: "We are still in a position where we hope Theo extends his contract.
"If we are in the same position next April, then clearly it will be more difficult. For now, he says he wants to stay at Arsenal and is committed to the team and that is important.
"Theo is only 23, but he has been through a lot in his career already. A lot of positives and negatives. I am confident he will stay here, that is what we all hope."