Arsenal open new contract talks with Walcott

Theo Walcott has opened new contract talks with Arsenal. The Sunday Mirror says the 22-year-old England winger will have just one year left on his deal at the end of the season.

Theo Walcott has opened new contract talks with Arsenal.

The Sunday Mirror says the 22-year-old England winger will have just one year left on his deal at the end of the season.

And manager Arsene Wenger is anxious to avoid a repeat of the scenario that saw Samir Nasri quit the Emirates for Manchester City in a £20million deal during the summer.

Nasri had 12 months left on his contract – and if Arsenal had not sold him, they faced losing him for nothing next June on a Bosman transfer.

Wenger has told the board he wants Walcott’s long-term future sorted out now.

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