Theo Walcott has finally committed to staying at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal and Theo Walcott have finally come to an agreement – the England forward has signed a contract extension to stay at Emirates Stadium for the long term.
At least, that’s how the Arsenal website words it.
Today’s newspapers appear to have all come to a consensus – that Walcott’s deal is for just three and a half more years, meaning that the club will likely have to renegotiate in just eighteen months’ time.
Still, it has to be viewed as a victory for Arsenal, as they are no longer in danger of losing Walcott on a free transfer this summer.
“We are all delighted that Theo has signed a new contract,” extolled Arsene Wenger.
“He joined us as a 16-year-old and since then has developed very well to become an extremely important player for both Arsenal Football Club and England.
“Theo is a strong player and also a great person, and the combination of his ability and pace always make him such a valuable asset either from the flanks or down the middle.
“Theo’s contract extension now gives us a strong nucleus of ambitious young players who have committed to the Club and want to be successful with us as a group.”
“I am very happy to have signed a new contract here at Arsenal,” added Walcott.
“Thanks to everyone for their continued support, especially the manager, everyone at the club and most importantly the fans. I have made it clear from the start that I wanted to stay at Arsenal so I am pleased we have agreed a deal that everyone is happy with.
“What’s important now is for the team to realise its potential and win trophies.”
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