Friday, May 08, 2009

Walcott signs new deal

English attacking midfielder Theo Walcott has extended his contract with the Gunners for a long period of time.

The length of the new deal has not been revealed but both Theo and manager,Arsene Wenger have publicly announced the progress for the club.

Walcott has made 103 appearances for the Gunners scoring 14goals in the process.He also has a place in the England lineup on the coveted right wing which was earlier the permanent position for David Beckham.

Lightning speed and also the ability to score as well as create goals is what sets him apart.

Speaking to the official website,he said :

I am 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 is 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.

Wenger was all praise for the youngster by saying :

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.

Arsenal have bundled out of the Champions league going down 4-1 on aggregate against Manchester United,lost to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi finals and most definitely would end the season in the fourth place in the league.They face Chelsea on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium.



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