Theo Walcott had revealed his desire to remain at the club for a long time and become a legend just like Thierry Henry.
The English international is on the last year of his contract and talks to get him a new deal had still not yielded a positive outcome. His refusal to agree fresh terms were linked to his demand for a rise in his wages but the 23-year old had denied such request stating it wasn’t all about money.
According to Walcott, all he wanted in order to sign a new contract was assurance he’ll play more as a striker rather than a winger. He also made known his anger at the speculations saying he wants more money.
"It has been a frustrating start for me, because of false speculation about me and the money situation," Walcott told Sky Sports News.
"If I had opportunities in the summer to go but if I wanted to go, I would have gone, if it was about money. It has never been that.
"The main factors for me now are I want to start playing up front. That is all it is, really.
"It is not going to happen overnight. My last contract took over six months to do.
"We have only started to come to terms with it. The club have been quite busy with the likes of Robin (van Persie) and Alex Song, and players coming in.
"I am just there now. Hopefully it can be sorted, because I want to stay, I want to play for Arsenal, I want to try and win things.
"I remember when Thierry Henry joined at 22 and the legend he was. Hopefully I can be the legend he was as well in that upfront position."
This news had just added to my happiness as the joy of yesterday’s draw is still booming in my head.