In his final contract year
at Arsenal, striker Theo Walcott is keen to remain at the club.
He is hopeful that he can stay on and become a legend, just like Thierry Henry.
-It's a slow process. My last contract took over six months to happen. Hopefully it can be sorted out, said Walcott as quoted by soccernet.espn.go.com
-I've never said I wanted to go, I've always wanted to stay. I want to be an Arsenal legend. Thierry joined the club when he was 22 and I want to become an Arsenal legend like him, playing up front as well, which is a big factor for me. I've played on the right wing and had the opportunity to play up front a bit more so I think it's about time.
Hopefully something can be sorted
-That speculation on the money side of it has never been me. That's not me. I'm not the sort of person who's influenced by money. I always make my decisions based on football and only football. Hopefully something can be sorted out. I'll just wait for the club to get back to us now and go from there.
-It's one of those things that happens in the game. If it comes to it, if the club had to sell me, I'd be disappointed but, like I said, hopefully something can be sorted.
Walcott, now 23, joined Arsenal in 2006 from Southampton