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Arsenal's Walcott rubbishes reports of loan move

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has denied suggestions he is interested in going out on loan.

Walcott, 18, has yet to make a big impact on Arsene Wenger's first team since his big-money move from Southampton two years ago but he believes he is improving just by training alongside the Gunners squad.

Wenger has given Walcott match time in his favoured centre-forward position as well as on the right wing and although he has also spent his fair share of time on the sidelines, he insists he is going nowhere.

'Every day I play at Arsenal, I train with some of the best players in the world,' he told The Sun.

'My game is obviously going to benefit most from being around these people. With respect to other clubs, that is not going to happen anywhere else.

'That's why I want to push myself every day with Arsenal and try to get into the first team as often as I possibly can.'

Walcott, capped once by England, admitted he was frustrated not to get more chances in attack but has no worries about his long-term role.

'It has been frustrating not to be playing up front, as I believe I will end up as a striker. The boss seems to think that way, too.'