Long-term Arsenal star signs new contract

Theo Walcott has signed a new contract with Arsenal to keep him with the North London outfit until 2019, according to The Mirror.

The England international’s future at the Emirates Stadium has been a major point of contention of late, with his current deal running down.

As Walcott did not feature regularly for the Gunners last season due to injuries and not being selected, talk of an Arsenal exit has been on the cards.

However, it appears that the former Southampton prodigy is set to continue his affiliation with Arsene Wenger’s men, with reports of a contract extension in today’s press.

The new deal is set to make Walcott one of the club’s top earners, with a weekly wage in excess of £100,000 being reported.

Walcott has made his desire to play as Arsenal’s central striker known, and will jostle for a starting berth with Olivier Giroud in 2015-16 as the Gunners look to claim silverware.