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So finally he has signed. Theo Walcott put pen to paper on a new long-term deal with Arsenal and has relieved Arsene Wenger of his latest contract headache.

The forward was linked with moves to a host of Premier League clubs prior to committing to a new deal which has seen his salary climb to around 90,000 pounds a week.

But what took Walcott so long to sign? cartoonist Omar Momani has a theory...

Walcott contract hold-up explained