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Theo Walcott and Arsenal agree on a new contract

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The Arsenal forward is set to become one of the club's highest-paid players

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After a fairly long spring and summer of mild contract unrest, Theo Walcott has apparently laid to rest any possibility of a departure away from Arsenal, as he and the club have agreed to terms on a new contract that will see him at the Emirates until 2019. Arsenal are expected to announce the agreement before the start of the new Premier League season in 14 days.

Notorious for not releasing contract details and transfer fees, Arsenal aren't expected to reveal, exactly, Walcott's new wage, but it's widely-rumored that the 26 year-old will easily surpass £100,000 a week, and putting him among the club's highest-earning players.

The signing of Walcott now concludes the only uncertainty Arsene Wenger had to hurdle with a crucial squad member this offseason, quite a far cry from years' past when these types of dramas were the norm rather than the exception. With this contract extension done and dusted, perhaps the boss will feel a bit more free to make one last, big splash on the transfer market.