Manager Arsene Wenger feels deep down that contract rebel Theo Walcott "belongs to Arsenal".

The England forward is currently in negotiations with the club over a new deal, as his current one expires in the summer. While there is yet no swift conclusion on the immediate horizon, Wenger - who maintains the player will not be sold in the January transfer window - remains confident Walcott will eventually commit his future to the club he joined as a raw teenager in 2006.

"My gut feeling is that he belongs to this club and that I hope he will do it and sign for us. I always am convinced that he will stay," said Wenger.

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