Walcott mum over Arsenal commitment as Wenger gets frustrated

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Updated December 7, 2012

A frustrated Wenger has opened up concerning the Theo Walcott’s on-going contract wrangle that he is frustrated and losing his patience with the player’s refusal to commit himself to a new deal with the club.

Arsenal manager; Arsene Wenger said Walcott is about to enter the final six months of his current Arsenal deal and he has been urging him to show commitment to the club that has helped to transform him into a big name in English football.

“I have no news,” he said when asked about Walcott’s future. “I am not involved in that directly, of course indirectly yes I am, but at the moment we have not made any progress.

“I am frustrated by it. Honestly, yes I am. There is not a problem between the player and me because he knows what I want. He has to make up his mind.”

With this latest development Wenger will likely shift grounds when it comes to Walcott as he earlier before now promised to keep Walcott at Arsenal until the end of the season even if he does not sign a new deal before the end of December, but his increasing annoyance with the contract dispute may affect his desire to hang onto the player when the transfer window opens next month.

Walcott will miss Saturday’s game against West Bromwich Albion, with German forward Lukas Podolski and Laurent Koscielny also side-lined for the visit of a Baggies side, that are five points ahead of Arsenal in the Premier League standings.