The 23 year old winger is entering the final year of his contract at the Emirates, meaning Arsenal would lose him for free at the end of the season should he decide to leave, and has consequentially been the subject of much gossip recently.
Speculation has linked the England international with a move to one of his current side’s Premier League rivals, reportedly attracting interest from both Chelsea and new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.
Although a transfer fee in the region of £15 million has been reported, the Arsenal man has stated he has no desire to move on from the side that finished in third place last season, and has moved to rubbish rumours that he is unwilling to sign a new contract in order to force through a transfer.
“It was always going to be [a case of] hold back until the end of the Euros,’ said the former Southampton man. “We continue to talk and we’ll just see where it goes.”
Indeed, Walcott has in fact expressed his happiness at his current situation and has come out in support of manager Arsene Wenger and his methods, unlike Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie who has expressed a desire to leave following growing frustration at a lack of silverware.
“The manager has got so much faith in the young players. He’s developed them. Every single one of them that comes in seems to suit the way that Arsenal play football,” said Walcott.
“It’s the next step that we need to go on to now. Everybody says that we’re a young team but we’ve got a lot of experience now – Champions League quarter-finals and so on.
“So we just need to try and prove people wrong and show what we can actually do and find out what we’re made of.”
Arsenal will be hopeful that Walcott will put pen to paper on a new deal in the near future and can help inspire his team to challenge for the league title once again.