Walcott is the current longest serving player at Arsenal having joined as a 16-year-old and he keen to see out his career at the Gunners.

The striker scored 19 goals last season and Wenger believes that Walcott remains a key member of his first-team squad and his contributions last campaign will, in his eyes, justify his decision to keep hold of the winger.
“Theo has improved his defensive commitment a lot compared to what it was before,” Wenger said at the end of last season. He was sometimes a bit less focused on the teamwork. He shows huge commitment on a daily basis. I give a little bit of priority to the guys who know the Arsenal values, those who have been here for a long time.For me, loyalty plays a part when it comes to representing a club – and Theo has been very loyal.”

“He was sometimes a bit less focused on the teamwork. He shows huge commitment on a daily basis. I give a little bit of priority to the guys who know the Arsenal values, those who have been here for a long time.For me, loyalty plays a part when it comes to representing a club – and Theo has been very loyal.”

Walcott is one of the highest-paid players at Arsenal after signing a bumper contract in the summer of 2015 worth £110,000 per week and has two years remaining on his current deal.

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West Ham Sources have confirmed that Walcott is of very much of interest saying “Yes he’s another option and very much on our list”

Bookies are offering odds of 3/1 for Walcott to join West Ham but 1/3 for him to stay at Arsenal.