Arsenal are set to sit down with contract rebel Theo Walcott this week to once more try to forge a new deal for the player, Mirror Football report.
The England international is in the last year of his current deal, and has refused an offer of an extension from the north London giants already.
However, with Walcott scoring one of his side’s goals in a 3-1 victory over West Ham at the weekend, Arsene Wenger has revealed that he wants the attacker to stay.
“We are always in touch. He has character Theo. He keeps focused and he wants to show he is 100 per cent professional and I have a big respect for that attitude,” the French coach confessed.
“Theo’s game is based on movement off the ball, timing and finishing. He can play wide, he can play centre.
“Basically it is not so important. He has improved a lot in his finishing. Even if he plays wide or centre he gets in positions where he can score.”
When asked if he felt that Walcott wanted to stay at the Emirates Stadium, Wenger remained positive.
“I think so. But I cannot tell you what he tells me,” Wenger concluded.