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Walcott prepared to be patient over new Arsenal deal

Theo Walcott has warned it could take time for a conclusion to his contract negotiations with Arsenal to reach fruition. Speaking to the official matchday programme, the England international promised that Arsenal fans will be the first to know when a decision has been made.

"I am leaving it all to my agents and you will be the first to hear when something happens," he said. "It's important for me that something gets sorted out, because I enjoy playing for this club.

"I don't think you can put a time frame on when it will be resolved though. When both parties are sure, it will happen when it happens.

"My last contract took six or seven months, so we have to be patient, myself as well. But I'm enjoying my football at the moment, so it's not affecting me at all on the pitch."

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