Wenger wants Walcott contract "urgency"

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits there is an "urgency" to conclude Theo Walcott's contract negotiations one way or another.

The former Saints starlet forward, fit again from a chest injury suffered on international duty against San Marino, netted a hat-trick in the Gunners' stunning 7-5 Capital One Cup win at Reading in midweek It was a rare start for the 23-year-old, who has been restricted to mainly substitute appearances this season.

Walcott's current deal expires in the summer, and as yet there has been no positive conclusion as negotiations continue with the parties still some distance apart over wages.

Wenger has always stressed the club's desire to keep the player and would prefer a swift conclusion.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Manchester United, he said: "There is urgency, how much I don't know, but there is urgency.

"We want to sort it out before Christmas, one way or the other."

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11:59am Thu 1 Nov 12

Cheapshot says...

Who cares!!
Who cares!! Cheapshot
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5:18pm Thu 1 Nov 12

SaintsOverseer says...

Its more like an Arsenal page here with all these Walcott stories!!

Get a grip Echo we don't give a flying F**K about it ok!!
Its more like an Arsenal page here with all these Walcott stories!! Get a grip Echo we don't give a flying F**K about it ok!! SaintsOverseer
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7:26pm Thu 1 Nov 12

Rocket 1 says...

Be nice to get him back here.
Be nice to get him back here. Rocket 1
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3:37pm Fri 2 Nov 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Rocket 1 wrote:
Be nice to get him back here.
It certainly would..rumour has it that we made a 15 million pound bid for him in the summer.mind you i can see a fit and on form TADANARI LEE being as good as Theo.
[quote][p][bold]Rocket 1[/bold] wrote: Be nice to get him back here.[/p][/quote]It certainly would..rumour has it that we made a 15 million pound bid for him in the summer.mind you i can see a fit and on form TADANARI LEE being as good as Theo. CB FRY LIVES
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