Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that the club will sit down with Theo Walcott's representatives over his future sooner rather than later.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the Gunners chief hinted that they may well already have a date set to speak with Walcott and Co., as the player closes in on his final year of his Emirates deal.
In fact, the report from the Mail claims that the Gunners chief is determined to keep hold of the England international despite the player's struggles of late.
Walcott, despite having proved his fitness some time ago, still hasn't played a full 90 minutes for the club this term, but it appears that Wenger wants to hand him a key role at the club for the forseable future.
When speaking about a potential meeting with Walcott's representatives, the Arsenal boss told reporters: "There might be a date. (But) I do not see the need to inform you about the hour and the day when we will be meeting his representative."
Walcott, then, will no doubt be hoping to produce the good in the club's final two games of the season, as they play host to West Brom tomorrow afternoon, before completing their campaign against Aston Villa in the FA Cup final.
Wenger's right to keep him
At the end of the day, despite his struggles this term, Wenger's making a great decision attempting to keep the forward at the club.
If Walcott can get back to his best, and full fitness, then there's no reason why he can't play an integral role for the club next term as they go in search of landing the Premier League title. Ultimately, the wide-man offers the side a great deal of pace, and has the ability to both create and score goals.
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