Perhaps this particular bit of Arsenal news may be something to do with the reports yesterday that the Gunners would not be completing the transfer of the Colombian international star Jackson Martinez from Porto after all, despite a growing number of Arsenal transfer rumours claiming that he was the top of Arsene Wenger’s wish list.
Whatever the goings on behind the scenes at the club, and I do hope that the prof is still looking for a top quality alternative to Olivier Giroud, the report by The Independent which reveals that our speedy England striker Theo Walcott has made up his mind to stay with Arsenal and sign a new contract extension is a great bit of news for us.
Arsenal fans will be hoping that the 26-year old can now stay injury free, and even better would be if he can start the next season in a similar manner to the way in which he rounded off the last one, after more than a year of real frustration and hard slog for the striker.
Four goals in our last two games, with three of them being of very high quality, must have been just what the doctor ordered and perhaps the title of most lethal marksman in the Premier League might help to make up for the fact that he missed so much of it.
The report also claims that Walcott is due to start for England in Slovenia tonight and this will be his last game before a summer holiday, so fingers crossed that he plays well, scores and finishes the game fit and looking forward to a fine future with Arsenal.