Arsenal forward, Theo Walcott has verified he is willing to remain at Arsenal and the parties are close over an agreement in negotiations on an extension to his current contract at the club.
Walcott has a year left on his deal at the Emirates and the club have been in talks with the Englishman and the player is reportedly demanding for £110,000 a week.
The 26-year old attacker has now claimed an agreement will soon be reached, which will see him put pen to paper on a new four-year deal with the north London club.
When quizzed on whether he has signed a new contract, Walcott replied: “We are still negotiating. Hopefully, we will reach an agreement in the coming days. The deal will be finalised soon.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger also echoed Walcott’s claim when asked if the player has signed a new contract: “Not yet. Hopefully we can finalise it very soon.”
Walcott made 14 appearances for the Gunners in an injury-hampered season last term. The injury also prevented him from featuring for the Three Lions in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Since joining Arsenal from Southampton in 2006. The speedster has made over 300 appearances and scored 76 goals in the process.
Meanwhile, Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is on the verge of joining Italian club AS Roma and a season-long loan deal. The Polish shot stopper posted in an Instagram video yesterday that the Giallorossi fans ahould expect to see him soon in Rome.
The north London club are also understood to be in the hunt for a top-class centre forward, and Juventus’ Fernando Llorente is the latest name linked with them.