Walcott is still searching for his first major trophy, with his arrival in North London coinciding with a silverware drought for the Gunners .The 24-year-old believes that only a title challenge will suffice from his side this season, given the quality and ambition he feels is on show at the Emirates.
According to Daily Mail, he said:
Last season was definitely my best so far in an Arsenal shirt. I was top scorer for the club and not many people would have thought that at the start.
But I always believed I could score goals. It’s just a great feeling when that happens. But it’s not just the goals. I’ve been very happy with my form, the assists and the performances as well.
Especially with all the pressure I had with the contract and all that side of things. I blocked that out because for me it was just about playing football, working hard for the team. I always knew where I wanted to be.
‘The three weeks before the contract was sorted out were the most stressful and the most pressure I’ve ever had to cope with. That was very difficult.
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I got through it. It was a big weight off my shoulders. It was so difficult but I always knew where I wanted to be.
When you don’t have long left (on your contract) and you go through games, you don’t want to get injured but I didn’t focus on that.
I just thought: “Play and be fully committed”. I didn’t want to just go through the motions. I wanted to try and win for the club and when it comes you’ll be rewarded.
So there was that two or three week period when I was going through a lot of stress but I got through that.
Walcott is still searching for his first major trophy success, with his arrival in North London coinciding with a silverware drought for the Gunners .The 24-year-old believes that only a title challenge will suffice from his side this season, given the quality and ambition he feels is on show at the Emirates.
I’ve not won a trophy at Arsenal. Thanks for reminding me.
That’s one of the main reasons I want to win something at this club. Just to repay the manager for the belief he has and the faith he shows when he brings in players at such a young age.
He puts young players in there and just says “go and do your thing”. He’s given me the chance to go from playing in the Championship to playing in the World Cup so he’s been very good for me.
We shouldn’t be just challenging for a Champions League spot, we should be challenging for the title. With the squad we have, the players coming in, lots of clubs changing manager who knows what will happen? ‘The forthcoming Champions League qualifier is definitely something we’ve got to keep our eye on.
We’ve always had a great run in the Champions League and we believe if we can beat Bayern Munich we can beat anyone. That’s what we should be focusing on.
We’ve got it in us to beat anyone when we all work hard for each other. We showed at the end of last season than we can be consistent. That’s why it can be quite frustrating.
Theo Walcott started 43 games in all competitions last season and scored 21 goals while providing 16 assists which speaks a lot about how Walcott stepped it up and improved this season.
He is young, talented and finally he is getting chances to play in his favourite position, though it could change now with Arsenal in the market for a striker and Giroud still in squad. Irrespective of where Wenger fields Theo, one thing is sure that if Walcott keeps progressing like he did last season, Arsenal supporters will have plenty to cheer about.
It is clear to see that Theo has developed leaps and bounds over the last four years. From a weak young boy in to a stronger and still very fast man. And by becoming more mature he also has learned to be calm in front of goal.
What say Gunners? Can he improve his goal tally from last season?