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In brief: Theo Walcott signs new Arsenal contract

Arsenal's top scorer ends speculation with the long-term deal

Theo Walcott has scored two hat-tricks for Arsenal this season

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has ended speculation over his future by signing a new long-term contract with the club.

The 23-year-old, who joined the Gunners from Southampton in 2006, is the club's leading goalscorer this season, with 14 goals.

"I have made it clear from the start that I wanted to stay at Arsenal so I am pleased we have agreed a deal that everyone is happy with", Theo Walcott told Arsenal's official website.

Walcott's new deal is another boost for Arsenal following on from the five new long-term contracts that were signed by Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Carl Jenkinson, Aaron Ramsey and Kieran Gibbs last month.

Key Points

  • Theo Walcott signs new long-term contract with Arsenal
  • The England international has scored 14 goals this season
  • Five more British Arsenal players have recently signed new deals