Arsene Wenger praises Arsenal's mental strength after Reading win
Tuesday 18 December 2012 08:21, UK
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised the mental toughness of his side after they responded to criticism with an emphatic Premier League win over struggling Reading.
Walcott, who is still yet to sign a new deal with Arsenal, was deployed in his favoured central role and Wenger is hopeful an agreement can be reached sooner rather than later.
The Frenchman said: "It is not my decision, it is Theo's decision as well - if it is [only] my decision, it is quickly done.
"Theo has been educated at Southampton and Arsenal, where he has become a top-level player.
"I hope that when he considers his future he will think this is the best place for him and sign for us.
"I will just say our desire and will is clear, and Theo knows that. Hopefully we can get to a happy end with it."
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