So one of the longest running contract stands offs in British football appears finally to be coming to a conclusion. And it good news for Arsenal fans
At a press conference this morning Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said that he is “99%” confident that Theo Walcott will sign a new contract at the club. The Arsenal manager also said that he hopes the deal can be finalised by this weekend before the team’s big London derby with Chelsea,.
The actual quote from Wenger, which has also been reported by the BBC, was “My optimism is at 99% now. I was scared that he could leave.
“It took us some time to get where we want to get and it’s still not finalised, but hopefully it will be done by this weekend.”
Wenger now has just over two weeks to add players to the squad.