They may have been eliminated from the Champions League by Manchester United this week but Arsenal fans will be buoyed by the news that Theo Walcott has signed a new deal with the club.
The flying winger and Nike Mercurial Vapor V poster boy has appeared 32 times for the first team this season, despite dislocating a shoulder in November.
Arsenal has decided not to reveal details of the deal apart from saying that it is a long term agreement.
Speaking to the club’s official web site, Walcott said:
I’m delighted to have signed a new long-term deal. I’m so happy here and just want to say thanks to everyone who has helped me.
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’s 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.