Theo Walcott will stay at Arsenal claims Arsene Wenger
Earlier in the week, it seemed as though Manchester City or Liverpool were about to capture the signature of Theo Walcott, although Arsene Wenger moved to extinguish this speculation on Thursday.
August 30th, 2012
The Arsenal manager was speaking ahead of his team’s trip to Anfield on Sunday and claims that Walcott will remain at the Emirates. The player refused to sign a new contract a few days ago, although Wenger claims that the England winger loves the north London club and will eventually put pen to paper.
“Theo’s situation is simple – he will stay with us and play for us. No [he will not leave this window],” he said.
“Theo has one year to go and that is simple. We have to find an agreement with him on whether to extend the contract for a longer period or not.
“That is what we want to do and I think Theo loves the club.
“Contrary to what some media write he is not obsessed by money, there is just a little difference we hope we can, at some stage, find an agreement with. That’s it basically.”
Wenger claims he is relaxed about the transfer window closing and doesn’t appear in any rush to add to new signings such as Santi Cazorla, Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski.
“We are active but we don’t just want to bring average players in,” the Frenchman said.
“If we find a special player who can find us a plus we will do it, if not we will not do it.
“I’m relaxed about the window but you want always to improve your squad and if we find a top, top player we will do it.
“We are working very, very hard. We have resources available so if it’s not happening now it will happen in December.
“But we believe strongly that we have the quality in our squad to do very well.
“Getting our injured players back like Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere is the best way for us to strengthen the squad.”