England winger Theo Walcott had one of his impressive seasons for Arsenal last time around. He managed to get 21 goals in just 43 appearances for Arsenal as he also played as a striker in a number of occasions as well. He ended the speculation about his future by signing a new contract with Arsenal at a time when the club finds it extremely difficult to win a major trophy. The club have failed to win a major trophy in the last eight years. Despite this, Walcott is confident that Arsenal will soon be lifting major trophies.
He has said that Arsenal have always had the potential to win trophies, but they have not had the right mindset. From here on in, he thinks that the players should think only about winning trophies and not losing them. Arsenal have not won the Premier league since 2004, but Walcott believes that they should make the Premier league as their primary target in the 2013-14 season. Walcott started the last season on the bench, but his importance within the team grew rapidly during the second half of the campaign. He is hoping to start the new season as a striker, but he is likely to face competition from Gonzalo Higuain. Arsenal are in discussions with the Real Madrid striker.
“I think this Arsenal team can achieve anything. We should be competing for the Premier League every year, that’s our first priority. In every competition we can go far — as long as we believe we can. We need to realise how good we really are because, at times, we don’t think that. When we go a goal down you do see the players stepping up. And if we do that from the start we can beat anyone,” said the 24-year-old, who was linked with Chelsea and Manchester City before signing the contract.