Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits there is an "urgency" to conclude Theo Walcott's contract negotiations one way or another.

Walcott's current deal expires in the summer, and as yet there has been no positive conclusion as negotiations continue with the parties still some distance apart over wages.

Wenger has always stressed the club's desire to keep the player, and said: "There is urgency, how much I don't know, but there is urgency. We want to sort it out before Christmas, one way or the other."

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