What the papers say: Walcott close to agreeing new Arsenal deal

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The Daily Mirror - Arsenal finalising new Theo Walcott contract
Arsenal are putting the finishing touches to a new long-term contract for winger Theo Walcott. The England star, 20, has agreed a four-year deal worth £60,000-a-week, as revealed in Mirror Sport three weeks ago.

FORMER Arsenal title-winner Emmanuel Petit has called on Arsene Wenger to sign more ready-made stars, warning that failure to do so will almost certainly lead to the loss of Cesc Fabregas.

The Independent - Arsenal need more experience says Almunia
Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia said today that the squad needs to be strengthened with more experienced players after a fourth straight trophyless season.

The Guardian - Clichy ruled out for rest of season with back injury
The Arsenal defender Gaël Clichy has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a back injury, the club have confirmed. The French full-back sustained the back problem during the Arsenal's Champions League quarter-final first leg at Villarreal on 7 April.

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