Theo Walcott has urged his Arsenal team-mates to end their eight-year trophy drought after the striker finally signed a £90,000-a-week deal, keeping him at the club until 2016.
After lengthy negotiations, the England forward agreed a lucrative three-and-a-half year deal at the Emirates, including a £3million signing on fee.
The 23-year-old joined fellow young Britons Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who all signed five-year extensions last month.
‘Thanks to everyone for their continued support, especially the manager, everyone at the club and most importantly the fans.
‘I have made it clear from the start that I wanted to stay at Arsenal so I am pleased we have agreed a deal that everyone is happy with.
‘What’s important now is for the team to realise its potential and win trophies.’
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was delighted to have secured the services of Walcott.
He added: ‘Theo is a strong player and also a great person, and the combination of his ability and pace always make him such a valuable asset either from the flanks or down the middle.
‘Theo’s contract extension now gives us a strong nucleus of ambitious young players who have committed to the Club and want to be successful with us as a group.’