After a long drawn out process of negotiations. Arsenal would be happy to leave the negotiating table with good news that would be music to the ears of most Gunners. They appear to have struck a deal that would see striker Theo Walcott extend his stay with the North London based side for four years.
The Telegraph have been carrying the news that the 26-year old striker and his agent have reached an agreement with the club and are putting finishing touches on a four-year deal that will see Walcott increase his wage to £100,000 per week.
Walcott is Arsenal’s oldest serving player after joining Arsenal from Southampton as a teenager. Unfortunately injuries have blighted the form of the striker for the past two seasons who on form is a handful for defenders with a combination of pace, trickery and an eye for goal.
Talks between the player and the club have been ongoing for a long time ant it seemed that the striker would be onhis way out of the club following the likes of Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Emmanuel Adebayor … But Walcott has reiterated his desire to remain a gunner.
“My agent has talked to the club, I enjoy playing for this club so I’m just letting them crack on with things and I’ll continue playing football”.
“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 ended the season in superb form by scoring a hat-trick in the last game of the season before scoring the opener in their FA Cup triumph over Aston Villa.