Walcott’s contract expires at the end of the season, with the main sticking point so far being over his desire to play as a striker, which Wenger seems increasingly likely to give him an opportunity to do.
He said: “There is urgency, how much I don’t know, but there is urgency. We want to sort it out before Christmas, one way or the other.”
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