Finally, Theo Walcott has signed a new three-and-a-half year deal with Arsenal.
The final episode of the talks were held, and Walcott has been granted with a £40,000-a-week pay rise.
As a part of that contract, Walcott will stay with Arsenal till 2016 and his salary would be £100,000-a-week which has been seasoned by £3m signing-on fee.
Walcott seems happy with the new contract, and he is happy to consider the new promotions he has received.
He was also happy with Arsene Wenger who had let him play up-front as a centre-forward – the position that happens to be his new favourite. However, Walcott has proved himself to be a good centre-forward.
Walcott has played Arsenal’s last five matches as a centre-forward and he has scored four impressive goals that include a hat-trick against Newcastle United. Walcott had not received many playing oppurtunities when the season began but he is now the club’s top goal-scorer with 14 goals to his name.
Walcott had apparenty always wanted to stay at Arsenal where he enjoys a good relationship with the staff and other players.
Though it was expected that Walcott contract-talks would break down, they have turned out to be successful. The talks had begun in December and Walcott was not ready to accept wages below £100,000.
Walcott is the being paid the highest amount of wages at the Emirates Stadium.
However, this might mean that Arsene Wenger will not sign any new striker this transfer season.
Written by Rida Mehtab (@RidaaMehtaab on Twitter)