With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Theo Walcott moves a step closer to staying at Arsenal.
Theo Walcott is set to sign a new contract with Arsenal after the club agreed to up their contract offer to £90,000-a-week, according to the Metro.
With his contract expiring at the end of the season, Arsenal fans have had to put up with intense speculation over Theo’s future in recent months. However, the Metro claim his representatives held ‘positive’ talks with Arsenal officials on Wednesday and the Club is understood to have upped their offer from £75,000-a-week to £90,000-a-week and manager Arsene Wenger is said to have reassured Walcott he will continue to get playing time as a striker.
The report also claims the 23-year-old is happy with the new offer and further talks will take place over the coming days to finalise the finer details before Walcott finally commits his future to Arsenal.
I sincerely hope the Metro’s report is accurate as it would bring to an end a long drawn-out saga and secure the future of an important first-team player. It’s been tough to sit and watch the likes of Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and of course Robin van Persie all leave north London in recent years because of contract issues, so will make a nice change if this latest saga ends on a positive note.
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I must admit I fully expected Theo to join that list a few weeks ago but things seem far more positive these days that he’ll join Wilshere and Chamberlain in committing his future to the club and I don’t think it’s a coincidence this has coincided with him playing up front.
Let’s see how things develop over the coming days and hopefully we’ll have some positive news coming out of the club soon.
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