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Arsene Wenger on the win, Theo Walcott and his contract


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was visibly delighted after his side won the Barclays Asia Trophy on Saturday afternoon.

A 3-1 victory over Everton means the Gunners leave Singapore having won both their matches and with striker Theo Walcott in top shape ahead of the new campaign.

The Frenchman confirmed that the Englishman will extend his contract that expires at the end of next season.

"I'm pleased with the performance," Wenger said after the game.

The focus in pre-season is to find the quality of our game back and I think for long periods we played in a very convincing way and the way we want to play - together, with good team play.

"Everybody shared the same vision on the pitch of the game we want to play. That's positive.

"The game tonight was a great advert for the Premier League in Asia.

"For us it was a perfect trip because we had fantastic conditions, fantastic fans in the hotel every day and overall we came here with 27 players, we had two convincing games with no injury after a week, so that's fantastic.

"He [Theo Walcott] is sharp and prepared well. He is like every player - they look fit, close to full fitness.

"It's quite amazing how the players are back to a good body shape and a good [level] of fitness because they prepare well.

"Now football has changed - they come back after holidays and they don't start from zero. They have done their homework and he is one of them.

"Yes, [we will discuss the contract situation] because he is close to the end, [it expires] next season."

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