CL: Never considered selling Theo Walcott, says Arsene Wenger

Updated: Oct 19, 2016, 10:29 IST | PA Sport

Arsene Wenger never contemplated selling Theo Walcott in the summer despite the England international playing a bit part at Arsenal last season

Theo Walcott and (inset) Arsene Wenger
Theo Walcott and (inset) Arsene Wenger

London: Arsene Wenger never contemplated selling Theo Walcott in the summer despite the England international playing a bit part at Arsenal last season.

Walcott started just 15 league games and scored five goals — he has already matched that goal tally this term following his brace in Saturday's win over Swansea.

The 27-year-old has been in scintillating form and will be one of the first names on Wenger's team-sheet for today's Champions League visit of Ludogorets.

Walcott was to depart for West Ham in the summer. But Wenger insists he did not think about selling Walcott, who has shone playing on the right wing.

"I haven't spoken to anybody because I was not ready to let him go. I always wanted to keep him.

"What I've seen of him is that he lets the passion for the game come out of his body.

"He plays with more freedom and desire. I think he has a less restricted attitude and that shows you that he is a completely different player."

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