Theo Walcott exclusive: I want to become an Arsenal legend

In an exclusive interview with ITV.com, Theo Walcott says he wants to extend his contract at Arsenal and become a legend at the club.

Walcott's contract at Arsenal runs out at the end of the season and recent speculation has suggested that he could be ready to move on from the club if they do not meet his wage demands, rumours that Walcott quickly dismissed.

"There was chances in the summer when I could have gone. It's never been about money with me it's always been about football decisions. Hopefully some thing can be sorted, I want to stay. Hopefully I can become a legend like Thierry Henry was."

"Hopefully the club can get it sorted but it's not going to happen overnight. My last contract took over six months."

Walcott also says that he is ready to move from the wing and prove his worth as a striker. "Hopefully I can now play as a striker as that is really important for me. I've learnt my trade on the right wing, so that's the main factor for me and if I get the opportunity I've got to take it."

Theo Walcott was speaking at a Mars Just Play event. The FA and Mars are offering a week of free Just Play sessions from October 8th. Search online for Just Play.