Arsenal media round-up: Walcott no closer to signing new contract

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Theo Walcott has been quoted by the Daily Star explaining that he’s no closer to agreeing a new contract with Arsenal.

Walcott is in negotiations over a new deal with the club, but as yet no agreement has been reached.

He’s missed most of the current season through injury as talks look set to roll into the summer.

“I can't give you an update on the contract situation. I just want to continue playing and we will see where it takes me at the end of the season,” he said.

Jose Mourinho has admitted that the future of Petr Cech is not in his hands, as quoted by the Metro.

The experienced goalkeeper has been linked with a move to Arsenal, with the main stumbling block thought to be Mourinho’s reluctance to aid a rival.

However, he’s suggested that it’s something the player could push for if he desired the move.

“I would never let him go, but it’s not in my hands,” he said.

The Daily Mirror has reported that Arsenal are set to miss out in the race to sign James Milner from Manchester City.

The experienced midfielder will turn down a £34 million deal to stay at Manchester City according to the paper, but he won’t be going to Arsenal.

The paper claims that Liverpool are the favourites to win the race for his signature.

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