Arsène Wenger: Theo Walcott’s Arsenal contract talks ongoing

Arsène Wenger confirms Theo Walcott is still in discussions with Arsenal over a new contract but says "there is no news"

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
theo walcott
Theo Walcott's current deal is set to expire next summer Photo: Nike

theo walcott

Arsène Wenger has underlined his desire to tie down Theo Walcott to a new Arsenal contract amid reported interest from Juventus.

The England international’s current Gunners deal expires at the end of the season, with the uncertainty over his future leading to reports linking him with a potential move to the Serie A side.

But Wenger has once again made clear his intention to extend the 23-year-old’s stay at The Emirates and the Frenchman revealed contract talks are still ongoing.

“They are going on,” said Wenger of Walcott’s contract negotiations ahead of the Gunners’ Champions League game against Schalke on Wednesday. “But there is no news.”

“My determination has always been to extend his contract and that other clubs are interested or not the determination is the same.”

Walcott has been out of action since being forced off with a chest injury early on during England’s 5-0 win over San Marino earlier this month.

And Wenger revealed positive news over his fitness on Tuesday. “He had his first run today and is looking quite well so he should be back shortly,” Wenger added.

Arsenal v Schalke: Pre-match facts

• The teams met in the 2001-02 Champions League group stage, when the coaches were as they are today – Arsène Wenger and Huub Stevens. Arsenal won 3-2 at home but lost 3-1 in Gelsenkirchen.

• Arsenal are unbeaten in 16 Champions League home matches, play-offs included, since a 3-1 reverse by Manchester United in the 2008-09 semi-finals.

• Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Thomas Vermaelen were team-mates at Ajax from January 2006 to January 2009.

• Olivier Giroud has set up two goals in the first two matches, making him the group stage’s joint-highest assist provider.


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

ATP Finals 2018
The Sport Review
Nitto ATP Finals: Sascha Zverev beats Roger Federer to reach biggest final of career
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
The Sport Review
Mateo Kovacic replies when asked about his Chelsea FC future
ATP Finals 2018
The Sport Review
Nitto ATP Finals: Devastating Novak Djokovic crushes Kevin Anderson en route to final
The Sport Review
Stewart Robson: How Alexandre Lacazette has improved at Arsenal