Wenger working on Walcott deal

Walcott’s current contract with the Gunners runs out in June

2013 and he has yet to commit himself to the London club beyond

that period.

Wenger, though, is trying to persuade the 23-year-old to

continue to ply his trade at the Emirates.

“We are still trying to extend his deal,” the Frenchman is

quoted as saying by The Sun.

“When a player doesn’t want to stay, you either force him or you

let him go.”

Arsenal will begin their Premier League campaign with a home

game against Sunderland on Saturday.