Arsene Wenger says Theo Walcott is close to signing new Arsenal deal

Image: Theo Walcott: Close to signing a contract extension at Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Theo Walcott is poised to end the uncertainty regarding his future by signing a new contract.

Scared

Wenger reiterated his stance during a press conference on Thursday, saying: "I was scared at some stage, yes, that he could leave because it is like that with the experience I have in negotiations. "When things last too long, it is never a good sign. In this case, it took us some time to get where we want to get. "It is still not finalised, but hopefully it will be done by this weekend. There is a possibility. My optimism is at 99 per cent now."

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