Despite falling down the pecking order at Arsenal, Theo Walcott could stay at the club for another five years.

That’s according to Arsène Wenger, who believes there’s a lot more to come from the 27-year-old. In the past injuries have arguably held the forward back but this season he has had plenty of opportunities and simply not delivered.

Thanks to some poor form, Walcott appears to have fallen below the likes Alex Iwobi and Joel Campbell in Wenger’s plans, while the return of Danny Welbeck has only made things harder.

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Arsène Wenger insists Theo Walcott’s future is with Arsenal. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Nonetheless, the boss isn’t willing to sell and replace Walcott this summer and backs him to give Arsenal even more over the coming years.

“I like that we live in a society where people always want new faces and new names,” said the Arsenal manager. “But we forget sometimes the loyalty, cohesion and the long-term phase that is needed in a player to be successful at the club. You need players through the generations and I’m very pleased with him.”

Walcott recently commemorated a decade at Arsenal by captaining the side against Chelsea in the Premier League. All in all, plenty of fans have been disappointed by the man signed as a teenager back in 2016 but Wenger believes he will give more now that he’s fit again.

“He’s been here for 10 years, that shows as well that he loves Arsenal and I’m convinced he will give us much more in the next five years than the last five.”