Cape Town - Arsène Wenger is confident that Theo Walcott will stay at
Arsenal and build a "great goalscoring record".
The England international has been building up his fitness
and sharpness since returning from a long-term knee injury and is in contention
for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Reading.
"I believe that Theo has a great future," Wenger told arsenal.com.
"He is just coming back from a very, very difficult
injury. Every week he is getting better, he is very young and I believe he will
have a great goalscoring record in the future because of the quality and
intelligence of his game, and therefore I would like him to stay with our club."
Wenger also wants Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky to stay at
"Yes, I think they will be here next season. We’ll sort that out
at the end of May," he said. But the manager says it's too early to
discuss summer transfer targets.
"I cannot give you any names because at the moment we
are focused on achieving our targets until the end of the season," he
"Every game is vital now and we just want to focus on
our games. We have a massive squad, we have a big, big squad, we have 24
players at the moment and we have players like Podolski, Sanogo and Joel
Campbell out on loan.
"So for us it will first be important to prepare well
and get the right dimension of the squad and if needed to add what we can