Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has said that he does not want to commit his future to Arsenal until he has spoken with the club regarding the possibility of a new deal. The 23-year-old winger is out of contract at the end of the season, which puts him in a similar position as star striker Robin van Persie. It has been thought that Theo Walcott will be making his decision based on the future of Robin van Persie. Now that the Dutchman has confirmed that he wants to leave Arsenal and will not sign a new contract, the England winger has said that he will be taking a decision on his own future after speaking with the club.
He has travelled with the squad for the pre-season tour of Asia. The 23-year-old winger has been linked with a move to Chelsea or Liverpool in the summer. Arsenal will be looking for around £ 15 million for the winger, while they could lose him for absolutely nothing in the summer due to the fact that he turns 24 years of age in March. The former Southampton winger arrived at the Emirates stadium in £ 11 million deal. Despite having made more than 200 appearances, he is only 23 years of age.
“We were always going to wait till after Euro 2012 to hold talks. I’m not at all fazed by the speculation. I actually don’t have a clue about all the reports. I just like to get on with things and work hard. My agent and the club will talk things out and when there’s something to be decided, I’ll get involved,” said Theo Walcott while preparing for the pre-season tour of Asia with Arsenal. Robin van Persie will not be travelling within the squad after Arsene Wenger cited an injury as reason for this omission.