Wenger trying to persuade Walcott

Wenger trying to persuade Walcott

Published Aug. 18, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that the Gunners are trying to convince winger Theo Walcott to sign a contract extension.

The 23-year-old's current deal at the Emirates runs out in June 2013 and he has yet to commit himself to the club beyond then.

"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."