Arsene Wenger says that he wants Theo Walcott to remain at Arsenal despite keen interest from his former club Southampton.
The 29 year old has been very much on the fringes of the team this season, and despite scoring 19 goals in the last campaign has yet to start a Premier League game this time around.
It’s thought that the Saints are ready to do a deal and that Walcott is open to the move, but the manager says his desire is to keep the player.
“I want him to stay,” he said at his press conference this morning.
“I heard about that [Southampton], but personally I want him to stay.”
Of course he’s said that about plenty of players before selling them before, so let’s wait and see what happens.
Wenger also dismissed rumours linking us with a January move for Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, saying, “That is not a possibility.”