Wenger still keen on keeping Walcott after yet another goal for Arsenal

Theo Walcott may be refusing to sign a new contract with Arsenal, but he keeps proving his worth every time he puts on the red and white jersey, including yet another goal in yesterday’s brilliant 5-2 win over Tottenham.

Most of the best football betting sites have made Chelsea the favourites to poach Walcott in January, but Arsene Wenger continues to insist that he will do his utmost to keep the England international at the Emirates.

Wenger – Vermaelen is like a frustrated centre-forward!

Thomas Vermaelen has been Arsenal’s match-winner twice in the last few weeks, and Arsene Wenger reckons that his partnership with Laurent Koscielny at the back is just as good when they go into attacking mode as they are in defence.

But it is certainly a great sound-bite for Wenger to call Vermaelen a ‘frustrated centre-forward’, but the fact is that the Belgian international does seem to popup in the opposing penalty area on a regular basis!

Both Koscielny and Vermaelen were both imperious as Arsenal held off Everton on Wednesday, and Wenger couldn’t help drooling about their partnership after the game: “They look solid and I think they have a good balance defensively and offensively,” Wenger said.