Theo Walcott says he's confident of reaching terms over a new deal with Arsenal.
Walcott, whose representatives are due to meet Arsenalâ€™s chief negotiator, Dick Law, in the coming days, took his goal tally for the season to 14 with a hat-trick in victory over Newcastle United.
He said: "Talks are ongoing and I am sure something will be sorted. Iâ€™ve been saying that I want to play up front and I am showing the manager what I can do. I believe I will be a striker and itâ€™s about taking the opportunity when I get it.
"I enjoy playing in whatever position but it was just telling the manager to give me the opportunities to play up front.
"Iâ€™m not saying Iâ€™m always going to play there but itâ€™s just showing what I can do. Hopefully, Iâ€™ve opened a few eyes and itâ€™s provided a different option."