Arsenal star Theo Walcott has insisted that this is the best squad he's been involved in since he moved to the club 10-years ago.
As reported by talkSPORT, Walcott, who has been speaking ahead of this afternoon's FA Cup final, has insisted that his side have improved after finishing in third place in the Premier League this season, but he's admitted that they must be competing for the title.
Ultimately, the Gunners ended as many as 12 points behind champions Chelsea, so Walcott and Co. will no doubt be hoping to go one step further next season.
“Overall finishing third is a step up from last year, but as I’ve said before we need to be really challenging for that Premier League,” Walcott told talkSPORT’s Warren Houghton.
“Personally, I’ve been there ten years and this is the best squad I’ve actually been involved in.
For now, though, all eyes will be on today's showdown, and Walcott will be desperate to secure a place in the starting XI after scoring a hat-trick against West Brom at the Emirates last weekend.
He continued by saying: “I’ve done my part. I just want to play and being given the opportunity at the weekend and I played pretty well.”
He could be disappointed
Despite his wonderful performance last weekend, there's a possibility that Walcott will start today's clash on the bench, with Frenchman Olivier Giroud hoping to lead the line.
At the end of the day, Giroud has been the club's No.1 striker all season long, so it would be harsh to take him out of the firing line at this stage, but Walcott will no doubt have a role to play at Wembley.
He may well have to sit on the bench and wait for his chance, however. One thing's for sure, Arsene Wenger has a huge decision to make.
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