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Arsene Wenger on Theo Walcott's contract and Carl Jenkinson's return


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the desire of striker Theo Walcott is to stay at the club.

The 26-year-old's contract runs out at the end of next season but he's yet to agree a new deal with the club.

The two parties struggled to reach an agreement three years ago when the Englishman rejected a five-year deal worth £75,000 a week before signing a new three-and-a-half-year contract in January 2013.

And the Frenchman says there are no updates over the contract situation of the striker.

"No [there are not any updates on Theo Walcott's contract situation]," Wenger said.

"We are already talking to him. When you go into negotiations with a player it is with a desire for him to stay. He looks keen to do it and I am keen to do it, so let's see what comes out."

Meanwhile, the Frenchman says defender Carl Jenkinson could be back at Arsenal after a successful season at West Ham United on loan.

"I met Carl [Jenkinson] this week to speak about his future," Wenger said.

"We will sit down together at the end of the season, but my target is to keep him here at the club. He has had a great season for me and he has moved forward and overall he has gained a lot of confidence.

"The decision I have to make is do I bring him back now or does he need one more year now to play in the Premier League. It is not decided yet."

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