Wenger to announce striker’s four-year deal
Following a delay in negotiations, Theo Walcott and Arsenal appear to have come to an agreement over a brand new contract.
According to the Telegraph, the 26-year-old and his agent are now finalizing a four-year deal which would see Walcott earn £100,000-a-week.
Despite becoming the longest serving player in the current Arsenal squad after Abou Diaby’s exit, Walcott’s last two seasons have been blighted by injuries.
The English forward managed to play a part in Arsenal’s successful run-in last term, scoring a hat-trick in the last league game of the season before opening the scoring in the 4-0 FA Cup win over Aston Villa.
Talks between the club and the player over a new deal have stalled this summer, but Walcott insists that his stay at Arsenal will not be coming to an end soon.
“My agent has talked to the club, I enjoy playing for this club so I am just letting them crack on with things and I’ll continue playing football,” Walcott said.
“We’ll just play the waiting game and see what happens but I’m sure it won’t be long. This squad, for me, is one of the best I’ve been involved in. I want to be part of that.”
Walcott’s current contract with the Gunners is set to expire next year and his goal-scoring display against Everton in Saturday’s pre-season affair was a reminder of his ability.
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