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England forward Theo Walcott has agreed a new three-year deal with Arsenal, according to reports.
The former Southampton forward, who is in the final six months of his current contract, rejected a five-year offer worth ?75,000 a week in August.
But the uncertainty over his future is now set to come to an end, with a deal agreed in principle following talks between the club and their top scorer's advisors on Thursday.
Manager Arsene Wenger said he hoped for a conclusion before Sunday's visit to Chelsea and, after a string of protracted transfer sagas involving his players, can finally celebrate a satisfying one.
Robin van Persie, Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas all left the club after months of speculation.
But Walcott has committed to the club that signed him from Southampton as a 16-year-old in 2006.
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Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has signed a new long-term contract.
The England forward would have been a free agent at the end of the season, and Arsenal have been in protracted negotiations to close out terms on a lucrative extension which would make Walcott among the highest paid players at the club with what is understood to be a three-and-half-year contract worth close to £100...
Theo Walcott's drawn-out contract standoff with Arsenal ended Friday with the signing of a lucrative new contract.
The England forward could have left the club for free at the end of the season, but has agreed to a 3 1/2-year deal that sees his salary rise by two-thirds to about 100,000 pounds ($160,000) a week.
''I have made it clear from the start that I wanted to...
Walcott signs new Arsenal deal – is he the best Arsenal can do? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comArsenal forward Theo Walcott has finally committed his future at the club by signing a three-and-a-half year contract ending wide speculations about his future.
Walcott ready to sign new deal
The 23-year-old who had less than six months remaining on his contract has put pen to...
Arsene Wenger admits he was "scared" Theo Walcott would leave Arsenal at the end of his contract, but is now "99 per cent certain" a new deal can finally be signed this week.
The England forward would have been a free agent at the end of the season, and the club have been in negotiations to close out terms on a lucrative extension which would make Walcott among...
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