Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is eager to secure Theo Walcott and Robin van Persie to new contracts.

The Gunners chief insisted his first priority come the summer will be to tie down both to long-term deals.

Wenger said: "With Theo and Van Persie, that will be sorted out at the end of the season.

"Theo is playing very well. He has improved his technical level a lot, his links with other players and his calmness in front of goal. He is developing very well.

"It is something I will look to sort out very early.

"Yes, I am confident they will sign. To say that I am always confident, yes I am. We want to keep our best players."