Theo Walcott says he’ll pick up his contract negotiations with Arsenal when he returns from international duty and hinted the process will take time.
The 26-year-old is out of contract at the end of next season leaving Arsene Wenger with seven months to tie him down to a new deal before he becomes a free agent.
Speaking to Sky Sports at yesterday’s FA Cup trophy parade, the England international gave a brief update on his talks with the club hinting at a positive outcome.
“I am sure things will get resolved. I just want to enjoy today.
“I have got England coming up and then we can think about that process, but it will take time, I am sure.”
Obviously still buzzing from his goal on Saturday, Walcott – who has been at the club since January 2006 – also touched on the strength in depth that the Gunners now have at their disposal.
“We want to do this [victory parades] more and more for these guys [the supporters] because they deserve it and this group of players deserve it,” he told Arsenal.com.
“I’ve been here for a long time and this is the best group.
He continued: “It’s weird how things come to place, scoring the goal with my left foot, which was the leg I had an issue with.
“I’ve worked really hard, not just me, everyone behind the scenes that nobody gets to see, the support and the faith that the manager’s had in me.
“The fans have been incredible as well. We need to remember the players who all contributed to the run to the final, it wasn’t just about the players who played, it’s almost a whole squad here. It’s a family thing and it means as lot to everyone.”