Wenger declares Walcott has Arsenal future

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     Theo Walcott has had limited game time at Arsenal this season

GETTY Theo Walcott has had limited game time at Arsenal this season

Arsenal have already progressed to the last-32 of the Europa League with the top spot, but they still have something to play for after having dropped points in each of the last two European matches.

Wilshere, on the other hand, has managed just 65 minutes in the English top-flight and admitted that he could look elsewhere for regular game time if he is not afforded the same at Arsenal.

With the England global now behind the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck in the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium, it would appear that Everton could have a chance of tempting him to Merseyside.

Arsenal ended their Europa League group stage fixtures with a thumping 6-0 win over BATE Borisov.

"They have to make their decisions, I have to make mine", Wenger said of global managers. No matter how many sit in the stands, you have to give them what they expect - and that's what we did. But these are discussions I have had with the players.

The former Southampton forward has made 391 appearances in total for Arsenal over the course of his 11 year association with the club, scoring 107 goals and lifting three FA Cups in the process.

Walcott has found himself on the fringes of the first team for some time now and there were suggestions of the Gunners letting him leave the club, with the player himself keen to gain more first team action.

However, the attacker has been in and out of Arsene Wenger's starting lineup in North London for several seasons now, with injuries and the presence of more consistent stars having made life hard for Walcott in the English capital. "You can not keep players happy, but they deal well with it and it's a problem we all have to deal with".

Wenger, though, said the low attendance was only natural and that it didn't have an effect on the players.

"Some manage to do it, some not". He was sick a few weeks ago and after I didn't change the squad.

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