Theo Walcott on Arsenal contract talks: It won’t be long

The England international has stated that he is happy for his agent to negotiate terms for him, but that a new deal is not far off.

Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott has stated that he is keen to sign a new contract with the North London club, as negotiations continue over an extension, as per The Guardian.

The England international’s current deal is running down, with speculation over whether his long-term future would be at the Emirates Stadium.

However, the former Southampton forward has stated that he is keen to see terms agreed and that it would not be far off.

“My agent has talked to the club, I enjoy playing for this club so I am just letting them crack on with things and I’ll continue playing football,” The Guardian quote Walcott as saying.

“If it happens it happens. We’ll just play the waiting game and see what happens but I’m sure it won’t be long.”

Walcott did state that it could well be into the new season before a deal was reached, which he said was not an issue for him.

“Definitely. It’s not in my thought process at all,” he continued.

“You don’t want to dwell on it, you want to play well and if it happens it happens.

“I won’t let that delay the way I’m going to be playing this season. I can’t let that affect me, I want to do well for this club.”

The Guardian state that Walcott currently gets paid £90,000 per week at the North London club but is not willing to settle for less than £100,000 per week if he will extend his stay.

This is to ensure that he is paid a similar wage to other players at the club.

The English winger has had his injury concerns over the last 12 months, while he is also seemingly fighting a losing battle in his desire to play as a central striker for Arsenal on a week-in, week-out basis.

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