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Theo Walcott: Arsenal must push on

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Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is adamant on ending the side's trophy drought of eight years and wants the club to go back to its glory days.

The Gunners forward has admitted that last season was one of his toughest yet in Arsenal colours, despite it technically being his best as well.

The England international scored 21 goals in all competitions for the north London club, but he was also dominating the papers because of his contract situation, which finally came to an end in January when he signed an extension.

Walcott's future at the Emirates Stadium was in doubt when the forward refused to commit to a new contract and it was strongly reported that he could be the next big departure from the club. 

However, after several talks with the club's officials, Walcott finally agreed a new deal which sees him earn £100k-a-week, making him the club's joint top-earner.

After securing his future at the club, the 24-year-old is now ready to push on and make the next 12 months the best of his career yet.

"With all the pressure I had with the contract and all that side of things I was so happy with my form last season," he told the Daily Mirror.

"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. 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. It's all done and in the past and now I want to push on and help this club to where I believe we should be.

"I had my family and the best person to talk to is always the manager, who has been great to me, so I'm very happy that it got sorted. 

"I'm sure the fans are as well because it would have been a lot of stress they would have gone through again thinking what's going to happen.

"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."

 

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