Arsenal striker Theo Walcott is unconcerned by the uncertainty over his future as the England international approaches the final 12 months of his contract at the Emirates Stadium.

The 26-year-old's current deal expires in the summer of 2016 and a new deal is yet to be agreed despite negotiations having begun between the club and his representatives.

Walcott, who scored for Arsenal in the FA Cup final victory over Aston Villa, has taken a back seat during the discussions and says he is relaxed over his future.

"My club future is absolutely fine," the Arsenal forward said. "I've been playing and wanting to play well for the club. Now I'm concentrating on England.

"When it comes to the contract, that's something I'll deal with after. I think it's important to concentrate on the now and these things in the future will get sorted, I'm sure. I'll just leave my agent to deal with that side."

After failing to make a competitive start for Arsenal until January after missing a year with a cruciate knee ligament injury, Walcott enjoyed a decent end to the season, netting a first-half hat-trick in the final day win over West Bromwich Albion before his exploits against Villa.

Walcott is no stranger to spells out with injury and the demands of recuperating fully, and he admits he has faced psychological barriers when returning to the game.

"When you have injuries it's difficult to come back straight away," he said. "You're always reluctant to go into tackles or just put a foot in there. You worry what's going to happen next.

"That's out of my head now but it probably was there at the start. But you can understand if you're out for a long time and someone comes in and you fall on your knee you think, 'Oh it's fine now'.

"This is the sort of age you push on and now it's about taking my Arsenal form into England which is the next big step for me.

"There have been patches but it hasn't been at a consistent level. I know that myself. I don't need any of you guys to tell me that. It's a gradual process.

"But these years now, if I want to be one of the greater players, I need to perform for England and Arsenal on a consistent basis."