Arsenal manager Wenger  admitted: "We are still trying to extend his deal."
Wenger has lost skippers Van Persie  and Cesc Fabregas in the last 12 months, and
midfielder Alex Song is also close to a 15 million pounds switch to Barcelona, The Sun reports.
Walcott, 23, has just a year left on his deal.
Wenger added: "When a player doesn't want to stay you either force him or you let him go." (ANI )