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Walcott needs to 'give back' to Arsenal

Walcott needs to 'give back' to Arsenal (©GettyImages)
Walcott needs to 'give back' to Arsenal (©GettyImages).

Manager Arsene Wenger believes it is time Theo Walcott repaid the faith shown in him by Arsenal and signed a new contract.

The England forward is currently in negotiations over an extension to his deal which expires in the summer. Walcott is said to be determined to prove himself in the central striker's role, while his representatives are also pushing for a package of up to £100,000 a week.

However, after taking a "gamble" on signing Walcott as a raw 16-year-old in a £12million deal in January 2006 and helping develop him into an England regular, Wenger feels Arsenal are owed a debt of gratitude, saying: "Somewhere along the line they need to give back to the club what the club has given to them."

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