Walcott, Cazorla sign new Arsenal contracts

By AFP
Published: August 1, 2015
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Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott have signed a contract extension with Arsenal. PHOTO: AFP

Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott have signed a contract extension with Arsenal. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON: England forward Theo Walcott and Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla have both agreed contract extensions with Arsenal, announced the Premier League club on Friday.

Walcott, 26, announced on Twitter that he had signed a four-year contract, but the length of Cazorla’s deal was not disclosed.

“We’re delighted to have extended the contracts of Santi and Theo,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told the club’s website. “Both are top quality players who are hugely important and influential to our squad. As well as their huge contributions on the pitch, they both have a great deal of experience and are very popular off the pitch.”

Walcott tweeted a picture of himself wearing Arsenal’s home kit and standing beside the Emirates Stadium pitch, accompanied by the caption: “This is my home! Happy to have signed a new four-year deal.”

Neither Walcott nor Arsenal revealed financial details of his contract, but British press reports estimated that it is worth around £140,000 a week, putting him on a par with the club’s top earners. 

Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st,  2015.

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