Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott
have both signed new deals to
extend their contracts at Arsenal.
Walcott, who has 76 strikes to his name in 302 appearances since joining the club from
Southampton in 2006, has signed a 4 year-deal and removes any lingering doubts about his loyalty to the club with just a year remaining on his existing contract at the Emirates.
The 26 year-old was a peripheral figure last season, missing more than 12 months with a knee ligament injury, but ended the season in fine fettle with a hat-trick in the 4-1 final-day Premier League victory over West Bromwich Albion before opening the scoring in the 4-0 FA Cup final win over Aston Villa at Wembley.
It is believed the England
international has signed a
£140,000 per-week deal which
makes him one of the clubs
highest earning players.
Cazorla, 30, was heralded by
many as Arsenal’s most
consistent player last season and enjoyed a fine year making 53 appearances in a predominantly deeper midfield role. The Spaniards has made 148 appearances for the Gunners since his arrival from
Malaga in 2012, scoring 27 goals.
Arsene Wenger told the club
website: “We’re delighted to have extended the contracts of Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott. 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. We’re very pleased
with them both signing contract
extensions, as it provides our
squad with further stability of