Emirates Stadium

Next Game

Arsenal v QPR

Friday, 26 December 2014, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 2 - 2 Arsenal

Sunday, 21 December 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Walcott: Cup win to inspire us

Theo Walcott says winning this season's FA Cup could prompt the return of regular silverware to the Arsenal trophy cabinet.

Last Updated: 30/04/14 at 12:28 Post Comment

Walcott: England winger aiming for trophies

Walcott: England winger aiming for trophies

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Walcott ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the Gunners' FA Cup third-round victory over Tottenham at the Emirates in January.

The injury ruled him out for the rest of the campaign - and out of the club's challenge to end nine years without a trophy - as well as England's World Cup campaign.

"I think next season will be a massive one for myself and the team," said Walcott, whose side face Hull in the end-of-season showpiece at Wembley on May 17.

"If we win the FA Cup, which we have a great chance to do with the way we are playing, the players are going to want more trophies.

"I think the first one is so important - once you win that, you'll win more and more. I'm pretty sure of that.

"It would be great for the boss to win a trophy again, too. He's shown so much belief in us throughout the years. If we don't play well, he always reflects it back on him, even though it's our job to go out there each week and try to perform.

"That just shows how much faith he has in us all and it's really important to him. The years just before I arrived here were unbelievable and he wants that again."

Arsenal were a point above Manchester City at the top of the Premier League when the 25-year-old suffered his injury on January 4 but the winger felt the absence of other key players was just as damaging to the club's title aspirations.

"Losing Aaron (Ramsey) and then Mesut (Ozil) and Jack (Wilshere) soon afterwards, the boss admitted it was difficult for us to cope," he said. "If you take three main players out of a team, it's going to affect you.

"It was sad for everyone to get injured around the same time but you deal with that as a squad. You want to try and keep your main players fit and sadly we couldn't."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m only commenting on this (I don't care about Liverpool) because F365's twitter said I had call Matt Stanger a tw*t (which I don't agree with anyway) but I just wanted to be the first. Am I the first?

tk421
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

S

unday, Sunday. Will there be a fan of either team, who if they are winning after 80 mins, won't still be nervous? This could be anything from 0-0 to 5-5, and no one would bat an eye.

megabrow (cufc)
A Season Of Continuous False Dawns

T

his year I am getting F365 a whack-a-mole game but with Brendan instead of the mole (Like the one with JD on Scrubs) and every time he pops up he says something. Outstanding Whack!, Character Whack!, Magnificent Whack!, Wonderful Composure Whack, Whack f**king Whack. Hours of fun.

hump3.
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

Footer 365

Premier League: Martin Skrtel's late header earns Liverpool 2-2 draw with Arsenal

A 97th-minute bullet header from defender Martin Skrtel earned Liverpool a 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday.

Transfer news: Labour MP Iain Wright warns Hartlepool against signing Ched Evans

Labour MP Iain Wright has told Hartlepool to "think again" over their interest in signing convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Premier League: Neil Warnock blasts officials after Crystal Palace's 3-0 defeat at Man City

Neil Warnock said the decision to disallow a Crystal Palace goal in the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City was "disgraceful".

Mail Box

More Players In The Wrong Bloody Shirt

Plus Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks 'heart-breakingly well-suited to a Real Madrid shirt' according to one United fan. Plus, words from the good doctor and plenty more...

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property