Arsenal duo Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have officially signed contract extensions, the club has announced.
The Gunners didn’t disclose the length of their respective deals, but manager Arsene Wenger was delighted to secure their futures.
Walcott is the club’s longest-serving player currently in the squad, making his 300th appearance last season and has scored 76 goals since joining the Gunners in 2006.
Meanwhile, Cazorla played a crucial role for Wenger last season in particular, while he has now made 148 appearances in total with 27 goals.
“We’re delighted to have extended the contracts of Santi and Theo. Both are top quality players who are hugely important and influential to our squad,” Wenger said, the club’s website reported.
“As well as their huge contributions on the pitch, they both have a great deal of experience and are very popular off the pitch. We’re very pleased with them both signing contract extensions, as it provides our squad with further stability of quality.”
It will be an important year for Wenger and his players as after lifting two consecutive FA Cups, they are now under pressure to produce a sustained push for a Premier League title in the upcoming campaign.
According to reports, Walcott’s deal is a four-year contract which keeps him at the club until 2019, and is worth £140,000 per week.