Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is ready to open talks over a new contract despite his current deal not set to expire until the end of next season.
Walcott, 22, has become a key member of the Gunners’ squad following the departures of the likes of the Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, and is ready to discuss his future with the club.
He told Sky Sports: “I will listen to what Arsenal have to say.
“Hopefully we will sit down with the club soon and talk things over.”
The former Southampton man also revealed that his side have put their poor start to the season firmly behind them.
“The team morale at Arsenal is great – the best it’s ever been,” he continued.
“To be honest, we have forgotten about the first few games. There is no point in dwelling on it.
“All we can do now is look at what is coming up. And it is looking very positive at the moment. Everyone needs to be alive at what is going on during the game.”
Walcott also drew confidence from the performance in Marseille in midweek and wants his team-mates to try to replicate that form domestically.
“In the Champions League, you want to at least draw the away games, but we managed to sneak it in the end.
“We were very solid at the back and we need to do that more often – dig deep and win games 1-0. It was nice to see that in Marseille.
“Now, hopefully, we can start climbing the Premier League.”