Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he’s ‘confident‘ that Theo Walcott will stay at Arsenal.
The forward has been linked with a move away from the Emirates to Liverpool, the club he supported as a child, this summer. However, with contract negotiations set to begin in a couple of weeks, Wenger says he thinks the 26-ear-old will stay with the Gunners.
“I’m confident he’ll stay. I believe that Theo has a great future.”
In his presser ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday, Wenger also described why Walcott has been finding it difficult to break into the first team.
“He’s just come back from a very, very difficult injury. I believe he’s getting better, he’s very young and I believe he will have a great goalscoring record in the future.”
Last time Arsenal offered Walcott a new contract, the negotiations ran on for a lot longer than club and player wanted.
Only time will tell whether Walcott will actually stay. Wenger has put his confidence in players staying before, only to have them leave.However, whatever decision the boss comes to in the end, it’ll no doubt be the best for the team as a whole.