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Snapshot: Theo Walcott Signs Da Ting, Pens £100,000 Per Week Deal With Arsenal

By Alan Duffy

It’s been the biggest will-he-won’t-he saga since er, Robin Van Persie’s similar drama back in the summer, but this time, the Gunners have indeed got their man. At least for a few years more.

After months and months of talks and media speculation, Theo Walcott has finally signed a new “long-term” deal with Arsenal, one which is reported to be worth £100,000 a week along with a rather nice £3million signing-on fee.

On the deal, Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger said:

“We are all delighted that Theo has signed a new contract. He joined us as a 16-year-old and since then has developed very well to become an extremely important player for both Arsenal Football Club and England.

“Theo is a strong player and also a great person, and the combination of his ability and pace always make him such a valuable asset either from the flanks or down the middle. Theo’s contract extension now gives us a strong nucleus of ambitious young players who have committed to the Club and want to be successful with us as a group.”

While the fleet-footed Walcott had this to say:

“I am very happy to have signed a new contract here at Arsenal. Thanks to everyone for their continued support, especially the manager, everyone at the club and most importantly the fans. 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 ever.”

Now, while many Gooners will be questioning how on earth the (still) inconsistent striker/winger can be the club’s highest-paid player, the fact that Wenger and co have decided to splash the cash on Walcott is surely  a positive sign. Wenger himself has recently claimed that now that the Emirates is all but paid off, the club can start to flex their financial muscles once again. So keeping their best (or better) players courtesy of some generous pay rises is surely the sensible option. But if this new deal isn’t backed-up with a few more sexy signings before the January window slams shut, expect Gooners to be less than pleased. Again.

Photo: Arsenal.com

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By Alan Duffy on January 18th, 2013 in Arsenal, Transfers & Rumours. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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17 Responses to “Snapshot: Theo Walcott Signs Da Ting, Pens £100,000 Per Week Deal With Arsenal”

  1. Holland 1945 says:

    Really not worth 100K a week. That’s ridiculous. He’s a 1 in 10 game player.

  2. Lugano says:

    ‘Da Ting’?

  3. [...] View original article. /* This entry was posted in Arsenal and tagged Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Best, Duffy, Van Persie, Walcott, Young by admin. Bookmark the permalink. [...]

  4. aaron says:

    18.2 million in salary, 3 million signing fee, guessing around 2 million agents fees, plus assorted performance bonuses.

    so that’s where the RvP money is going!

  5. Nikola says:

    they could have jesus navas and some not-so-well-known but still very good german player for that kind of money

  6. Dusty says:

    Oh dear. 100k a week for this tube? Walcott has played Arsenal for fools.

  7. MaxMads says:

    @Lugano, search youtube for “sign da ting”, WAATP is referencing the song, one which has been mentioned on the blog earlier.

  8. kalezu says:

    I’m a life long Arsenal fan (not so much of Theo), but I feel like admitting to the fact that the only trophy Theo and Arsenal are going to see in the coming years is the picture hanging behind him unless we start splashing out some cash to bring-in more quality players.

    Does Theo deserve 100K…I don’t know….but again mediocre players in premiership are getting obscene amount of money in other clubs (Basingwa -QPR, lots in Chelski and Cithe etc), so why not?

  9. Jon says:

    Holy balls, 100,000,000 per week?!
    (Yes I am pedantic)

  10. Alan Duffy says:

    @Jon – A superb spot!!

  11. Jesus says:

    No No No No No No No No No No No No!

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  13. uhmmm says:

    those jackets? what the fuck?

  14. nicolas cage says:

    Walcott is a great player when he is in the mood. Hopefully this contract fires him up and he takes more responsibility for the team. I am proud that 6 amazing young players extended their Arsenal contracts. Good things are on the horizon and this time I’m sure.

  15. Toni says:

    *headshake* Walcott is an above average winger. But his ability does not justify his salary and the signing bonus in the least. Should have sold him and signed Alexis Sanchez.

  16. Guncho says:

    Christ almighty, people will just find any reason to complain won’t they!? Of course he’s not worth 100k but that’s what football has come to these days! If Wenger allowed Walcott to leave people would be lfuming just ad much if not more, yet those very people complain that we’ve managed to re-sign one of our better players? Un-be-fucking-lievable!

  17. Dusty says:

    @ Kalezu.

    “Other teams are playing mediocre players obscene amounts of money, so why not?”

    English attitude to football in a nut shell right there! Shocking.

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