Arsenal’s Theo Walcott agrees new lucrative four-year contract, according to reports

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Theo Walcott has agreed a new four-year deal with Arsenal.

According to the Mirror, the England international has put pen-to-paper on a four-year contract, and has seen his weekly wages increase to £100,000 per-week – making the forward one of the Gunners’ highest earners.

The British newspaper claim that the deal is set to be officially announced by the north London giants within the next two weeks, and will certainly be made public before their opening clash of the 2015-16 Premier League season against West Ham United.

His previous contract was set to expire in summer 2016.

Walcott missed the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after suffering a serious knee injury in an FA Cup fixture against fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur in January 2014 – which kept him sidelined for a year [via the Independent].

And with Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck having been signed during his long spell in the recovery room, Walcott’s place in Arsene Wenger’s side was by no means guaranteed upon his return.

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The 26-year-old had been linked with a move to Liverpool, with the Express claiming that Brendan Rodgers was monitoring his situation at the Emirates; yet the former Southampton star has allegedly put an end to speculation on his future.

His fine goalscoring form in the past few months, including a hat-trick over West Bromwich Albion at the end of last season, may have helped prove his value to Wenger.

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