Theo Walcott is delighted with Arsenal's finish to the season after it saw them finish above their fierce rivals Tottenham once again, but the Englishman insists he wants to be celebrating a Premier League title next year.

The season on a personal note has been the best for Walcott after he bagged 21 goals in all competitions and it was also successful off the pitch as he signed a contract extension to stay at the club for a further three-years.

The club's Champions League fate wasn't settled until the last day of the season, but after beating Newcastle United 1-0 at St James Park thanks to a Laurent Koscielny goal, they secured fourth place and put Spurs into the Europa League once again.

At one point in the season, Arsenal were seven-points behind Tottenham and well out of form, but after a loss in the North London derby, the Gunners' season changed and improved drastically.

Unbeaten in the final ten Premier League games saw that they secured Champions League football once again.

Despite being delighted with the finish, Theo Walcott wants the side to push on next season and win some silverware.

Walcott told reporters: “I am proud of everyone in the dressing room. We have had some ups and downs but showed belief in one another and that is what we are made of at Arsenal.

“But we don’t want celebrations for the Champions League [qualification], we want to be challenging for the title. That is our next goal.”

It was Koscielny who gave Arsenal the win with a lovely taken goal, but Walcott believes his part in defence was the reason behind their success.

“They were fantastic,” said Walcott. “We had to dig deep but the defence has been rock solid. They have kept so many clean sheets I have lost count. Clean sheets win you games and we are proud we did our jobs.

“It was so tense. The pitch was not great at times and Newcastle showed that they should not be where they are in the league.

“But we knew it was in our hands and we had to do the job.”


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