Yes it’s official now. Theo Walcott has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal.
The young Englishman’s new contract had been under discussion for quite some time but the finalizing of the deal took longer than expected because Arsenal were concentrating solely on their trophy ambitions.
A delighted Arsene Wenger spoke after successfully commiting Walcott’s long-term future to Arsenal:
“We are absolutely delighted that Theo has committed his long term future to Arsenal Football Club. Theo is an intelligent player with amazing ability and speed, and has developed extremely well this season. At still only 20 years of age, Theo has huge potential for the forthcoming years and we are all looking forward to see him grow even more in an Arsenal shirt.”
The youngster was a happy man too:
“I’m absolutely delighted to have signed a new long term contract. I’m so happy here and just want to say thanks to everyone who has helped me get to this point in my career. Together with the belief of my team mates, the boss and everyone on the staff, everyone has got behind me here at Arsenal which is brilliant.
“It’s fantastic to work with the best manager in the world and play at Emirates Stadium, which is an unbelievable place to play in. I just want to continue playing my football at this Club and look forward to many successful seasons ahead.”
Great news there. It’s good to see he wants to fulfill his title ambitions at Arsenal, the club which has the “best manager in the world”! Best of luck to Theo for the coming seasons.
Lets hope van Persie follows.