Arsenal star to get new contract and beat Liverpool ace to England start (Video)

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Arsenal star Theo Walcott looks likely to have a great week as he is about to be offered a new contract and beat Liverpool ace Raheem Sterling to an England start according to the Daily Mirror.

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The 26-year-old ended the last season strongly after being ruled out for the vast majority of the campaign with injuries. It didn’t look like he had lost any of his trademark pace, and scored four goals in the final two games when played in the central striker position.

He was even able to open the scoring in the FA Cup final with this effort.

This seems to have been enough for Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson to start him ahead of Sterling against Slovenia on Sunday. The Reds contract rebel has been finding it difficult to play his best in the face of fans booing him for his actions off the pitch. His poor performance against Ireland last week may have also helped the ex-Anfield chief come to a decision.

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is also keen to tie down the former Southampton man to a new deal. Talks are now meant to be progressing well, and the Mirror thinks it could be wrapped up in the near future.

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