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Theo Walcott intends to make full use of the final two Barclays Premier League games of the season to cement his place in England's World Cup squad.

The 21-year-old was hampered by injury earlier in the campaign, but has recently produced a number of impressive displays, including when he came off the bench to score in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona.

"I have not played much this season and I feel fresh, so hopefully the more games I get to play, the better I will be and I will get to be on the plane," said Walcott.

"The World Cup is the biggest dream of all for every boy - everyone dreams of a 1966 moment, at least I know I do.

"Hopefully we can make it another one. We believe we can win it and we will do everything to bring the World Cup back home - it has been too long."

Walcott came in for criticism following a subdued display in the international friendly against Egypt at Wembley during March - with former England winger Chris Waddle claiming he "doesn't understand the game".

The Arsenal forward - who smashed a famous hat-trick in the World Cup qualifier against Croatia at the start of last season - maintains his game is moving in the right direction.

"The thing about being a winger is that it is the end product which matters - you can do everything right, dribble past people and beat your men, but just not get a final ball in," Walcott said in the May edition of the official Arsenal magazine.

"Players like David Bentley and James Milner have that end product and hopefully I am showing that in my own game a little more.

"Sometimes people think I do not realise that it is quite hard to pick people out when you are running so quickly - I just try to put the ball into the space, and if players are getting into the box then it works even better."

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