Theo Walcott: Arsenal winger jumps ship from Nike to adidas

England winger has signed a long-term deal with the brand

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Arsenal and England winger Theo Walcott has signed a long-term deal with sportswear giant adidas, moving from rivals Nike.

The 25-year-old will become one of the leading faces for the German brand and will wear the new adiZero F50 in Arsenal's match against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

"I am excited to be joining adidas and lining up alongside some of the world’s best players," said Walcott in a press release. The adidas adiZero F50 is an exceptional boot and I am looking forward to scoring goals in them."

Walcott announced the move on his Twitter page with by stating '#therewillbehaters', the slogan for the new boot.