THEO WALCOTT admits he is no nearer to sorting out his Arsenal future.

Walcott has a year left on his contract but has missed most of the season due to injury.

The gunners star is a potential summer target for both Liverpool and Manchester City.

But he said: "I can't give you an update on the contract situation.

"I just want to continue playing my football and we will see where it takes me at the end of the season."

Walcott helped salvage a draw at Manchester United on Sunday when the substitute's second half effort was deflected in by Tyler Blackett.

Now he hopes to finish on a high by clinching third place and winning the FA Cup.

"We want to get as many points as we can and we want to have confidence going into the FA Cup final," he said.

"The most important thing is to win that and for me personally, to actually be involved this time after missing it last year would be a great achievement for me.

"Of course (it's been frustrating). Any player wants to play. I want to play. I have been out for a long time.

"The manager was patient and I have been patient myself. But when given the opportunity, I need to be ready and focused at all times because it is not just about the starting line-up, it is about the whole squad.

"It worked for me at Old Trafford. It was a bit of a break and I am very happy. I have been training very well and that's the best I can do to impress the manager.

"When given the opportunity in a big game and a massive arena like Old Trafford, it is not going to do you any harm."

The 26-year-old insists the Gunners MUST challenge for the Premier League title next season.

"It is a step forward from where we finished last year," he said.

"But we want to - and need to - be pushing on now and trying to challenge for the title. There was an opportunity in the season when we were getting close to Chelsea and people were taking about us competing.

"But I sensed throughout the dressing room that we were never quite up there with Chelsea."

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