Walcott denies Wenger row….

Theo Walcott and Arsene Wenger: No talks yet on new Arsenal deal

Theo Walcott has described as “complete nonsense” reports he had a training-ground bust-up with Arsene Wenger. The Arsenal forward has started just once in the Premier League since returning from an 11-month injury lay-off in November, although he did miss the whole of December with a separate injury. Walcott’s lack of action has been linked by some to his contract situation – the England international is inside the final 18 months of a deal which took months to agree before he eventually signed in January 2013 – and there were claims this week of a row with his manager. But those reports have been flatly denied by the player, who wrote on twitter: “I don’t normally comment on false stories about myself, but reports about contract demands and bust-ups with the boss are complete nonsense.¬†“There have been no contract talks as yet and my current focus is not on¬†contracts but on doing my best for Arsenal FC.” Wenger has frequently referenced the difficulty of negotiating with Walcott’s representatives and, when asked recently about any talks, the Arsenal boss joked that “the first contacts have been established with the embassy”.

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