Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere wants Theo Walcott to sign a new contract with the club.

The winger is currently stalling on extending his deal with the Gunners, which expires at the end of the season.

It’s rumoured that the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United are all interested in 24-year-old, but Wilshere is hopeful that he will stay in North London:

“Everybody at the club wants Theo to re-sign. But that is something he has to sort out, it is up to him and the club if they can reach an agreement and I hope they do,” he is quoted by the Daily Mail.

“Theo’s been great for us. We just signed five British boys so hopefully he can be the sixth and cap it off.

“I’m always winding him up, saying, “C’mon Theo, sign”. It’s up to him and the club. Theo knows what he means to us and what he means to the fans.”

A number of Arsenal’s young stars, including Wilshere, have recently committed their future to the club with new contracts, and the midfielder hopes this may persuade Walcott to follow suit:

“I think he looked at that.

“We’re all great friends, the British boys, we all go out together, have meals together and sit together when we’re on the road, so hopefully he can follow us and sign.”

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