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Arsenal finally conclude new Walcott deal

Theo Walcott has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract with Arsenal, worth £100,000 a week, reports BBC Sport. The 23-year-old England international, who is in the final six months of his current deal, rejected a five-year offer worth £75,000 a week in August.

Walcott - who has recently been used as a striker - has scored 14 goals in 24 games this season.

Arsenal lawyers and the player's advisors spent all of Thursday in negotiations before agreeing on most issues by 19:00 GMT.

Walcott's deal includes a signing-on bonus in the region of £3m.

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