Arsenal attacker Walcott desperate for Van Persie to pen new deal

Arsenal ace Theo Walcott hopes Robin van Persie stays - so they can play in attack together. Walcott sees himself as a long-term striker.

Arsenal ace Theo Walcott hopes Robin van Persie stays - so they can play in attack together.

Walcott sees himself as a long-term striker.

"This is maybe the second year that Robin and I have had a run together in the team and hopefully, in the future I would like to play up front with him," Walcott said.

"That would be fantastic for me but if I am setting up goals then that is the most important thing. If he's enjoying what I am doing then that is great.

"If the staff and the coaches are happy, that's all I want. I'm enjoying playing football at the moment, I'm still only 22 so there is a lot to come from me.

"I feel great, I've never played so much in my life on a consistent level for 90 minutes."

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