Theo Walcott agrees new Arsenal contract

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Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has agreed a new contract at the north London club to make him one of their highest earners, according to the Mirror.

Walcott's future has been the subject of some speculation recently and he was due to head into the final year of the contract he signed in 2013, opening up the possibility of him being able to walk away for nothing in 12 months' time.

However Arsenal have moved to stop that from happening by agreeing a four-year contract worth £100,000-per-week.


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That makes him one of the club's highest earners only behind the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, however it represents only a small increase from the £90,000-per-week he was taking home previously.

Arsenal are expected to announce the contract in the coming weeks, and will certainly do so before their first game of the season against West Ham.

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Last time round Walcott entered the last six months of his deal before agreeing to an extension, and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has moved to ensure that doesn't happen this time round.


The former Southampton man returned from the knee injury which kept him out of the World Cup back in January, and has seemingly done enough to convince Wenger that he deserves a shot at playing up front next term.

As it stands the Gunners boss looks short of forward options and is only able to call upon Olivier Groud, Danny Welback-  who could miss the start of the season through injury - and Joel Campbell, who has been linked with an exit.

Alexis Sanchez was deployed in attack last term but was more effective from out wide, meaning that if Arsenal decide against signing a forward then Walcott could be given a shot.

Is Walcott good enough to be Arsenal's main striker next season?

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