This season has seen yet another Theo Walcott transfer saga, and it looked set to be a long one. It looks to have been resolved now however, with The Sun reporting that Walcott has agreed a new deal.
The 26-year-old has struggled with injury recently, and missed the majority of the last two seasons. He has been superb since returning to action this campaign though, and shone particularly brightly against West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa.
His hat-trick against the Baggies showed just how effective he can be in a lone striker’s role, and he was duly rewarded with a start ahead of Olivier Giroud in the FA Cup final. He repaid Arsene Wenger’s faith by opening the scoring against Villa, and we didn’t look back from there.
Walcott’s current £100,000 per week deal runs until the end of next season (via the Metro), so it was imperative that we tie him down to a new long-term contract. He divides opinion among Arsenal fans, but he has certainly come on leaps and bounds in recent years, and looks more and more like the striker we need.