Arsene Wenger: Theo Walcott will stay

August 30, 2012
By news services
Arsene Wenger on Thursday defended Theo Walcott by declaring the Arsenal winger is not "obsessed by money."

Wenger is adamant Walcott will remain with the Gunners by the close of the transfer window Friday night, despite his refusal to sign a new contract.

Walcott and Wenger reportedly had showdown talks Wednesday night in which the midfielder did not back down over his contract demands but gave assurances he definitely wanted to stay with the Gunners long-term.

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