Arsenal boss Wenger denies blanking Walcott over contract row

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has defended his non-selection of Theo Walcott. Wenger insisted Walcott’s lack of action was not linked with his contract dispute.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has defended his non-selection of Theo Walcott.

Wenger insisted Walcott’s lack of action was not linked with his contract dispute.

He said: "It’s nothing linked with his contract at all. It’s because I’ve played other players, it’s as simple as that."

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