Gunners speed king is a man in a hurry

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Theo Walcott is desperate to help Arsenal win trophies next season, as the Gunners pick up their pre-season preparations with only eight days to go until the big kick-off.

Walcott scored 9 league goals in 28 appearances last year, the best season since his arrival at Arsenal from Southampton, and this personal record is important to the 22-year-old.

"The goals I scored and the assists I got last season will hopefully carry on and help the team out," Walcott said.

The Arsenal speedster's main priority is to play well for the team trophies, and finally bring trophies to the Emirates after a six year drought.

"But it's not how I play individually, it's all about the team in the end. Even if it's me having an average season and the team wins, that's more important to me," he continued.

"I want to be fit throughout the whole season. That's really important too. Hopefully the players trust me a bit more now as well.

"Personally I was happy with what I achieved last season and now I just want to win things for this Club.”


Arsene Wenger faces increasing pressure to land silverware at the Emirates, and next season will be a big test if the Frenchman loses influential pair Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.

Loyal players such as Walcott, who joined the club in 2006 at just 16-years-old, will have to continue at his best to fill a potential gulf at the Emirates if the duo leave.

Whilst the winger has been struggling with an ankle problem recently in pre-season, Wenger will hope to see the England international return in time for their first Barclays Premier League game against Newcastle on August 13.


"It is an ankle injury that comes and goes. We need some more investigation because sometimes he's completely free of it and sometimes it affects him. But we had to send him back because he couldn't practise any more"

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