Arsene Wenger hails Theo Walcott - Arsenal roundup

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hailed versatile forward Theo Walcott, claiming that he's a special player. 

Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend's final Premier League clash with West Brom, the French tactician claimed that Walcott has endured a number of mental tests, but has overcome them in north London.  

Walcott, of course, has endured a tricky time over the last couple of years, having endured a nightmare on the injury scene, however things appear to be looking up for him at the Emirates. 

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In fact, after scoring at Old Trafford in the club's 1-1 draw with rivals Manchester United last weekend, the England international will no doubt be hoping to feature this weekend, whilst he will be desperate to play some part in the FA Cup final with Aston Villa the following weekend. 

Wenger certainly admires his wide-man, as he stated: "He's a special player who has had special tests on the mental front, but has overcome them."

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Rosicky to stay 

Wenger has confirmed that midfielder Tomas Rosicky will remain an Arsenal player for the 2015/16 season, reports the club's official site.

Despite only being used sparingly this term, the Czech star will continue to star in north London next season as the Gunners go in search of landing the Premier League title. 

The Gunners chief stated: "Tomas Rosicky is not involved in the transfer market at all, he will be with us next season and we do not use the players for that."

Giroud hits out at Henry 

Arsenal star has hit out at club legend Thierry Henry after the Frenchman hit out at the Gunners earlier this season, reports 

Giroud has insisted that the north London outfit, as well as himself, had been doing well in the build up to Henry's comments, so they came as a surprise. 

He stated: "I heard he was saying too many dull things. That was a bomb and it had its desired effect,” Giroud supposedly said.

“It was surprising to hear him take apart the team. I say 'team' because it wasn't just me, it was the spine. I think he's wrong.

“I didn't enjoy hearing it. Coming from an ex-France and Arsenal striker, it's a shame. It was a bit easy for him to say that after Chelsea game. We were doing well, unbeaten in 10, my stats were good. It hurt my pride.

He then added jokingly: “Maybe [Henry] was angry that I needed fewer games than him to score 50 goals for Arsenal.”

Arsenal fans: Do you expect Walcott to have a key role to play next season? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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