Walcott poised to stay at Arsenal

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Arsenal are increasingly confident of persuading Theo Walcott to sign a new five-year deal. Photo by: Eddie Keogh

Arsenal are increasingly confident of persuading Theo Walcott to sign a new five-year deal.

Talks with Walcott’s representatives over a new contract are ongoing, and the club hope to finalise a deal within a fortnight.

There is now a growing sense at the Emirates that they are winning the battle to secure his future.

A number of the forward’s team-mates are convinced he will stay, as are members of the club hierarchy.

Walcott has indicated that he wants to stay but feels Arsenal are short-changing him with their current £75,000-per-week offer.

They are expected to improve that this month but the increase will decide whether Walcott signs an extension. A deal between £85,000 and £90,000 would satisfy both parties.

Meanwhile, defender Kieran Gibbs has called for more consistency after the 1-1 draw with Southampton on Tuesday. ‘It’s important that we stake our claim in the next three games and show where we want to be,’ he said. – Daily Mail


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