Select a Team

Prev Game: Premier League Sun 15th May

prev game - Arsenal
team 1 score team 2
Arsenal 4 - 0 A Villa

Next Game: Premier League Sat 13th Aug

next game - Arsenal
team 1 score team 2
Arsenal 15:00 Liverpool

Walcott raring to go

By Peter ORourke.   Last Updated: 08/07/07 2:27pm

  • Share:

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Theo Walcott believes he can fill the void left by the departure of Thierry Henry from Arsenal.

The 18-year-old's campaign last term was blighted by a shoulder injury which forced him to miss last month's Under 21 European Championship.

The jet-heeled striker is now fully recovered from his shoulder injury and is keen to prove himself at Emirates Stadium.

"The shoulder is absolutely fine," said Walcott. "I have about 85 per cent of full movement at the moment but I have started training as normal.

"Myself and Robin van Persie started two weeks early."

The former Southampton youngster has set himself a goal target of ten next season as he looks to establish himself as a regular in Arsene Wenger's plans.

"I want to get 10 goals next season and I would like to make 20 or 25 starts," added Walcott.

"Basically, I want to improve every year. I know I'm quite a high-profile player, but I'm just 18, so all I want to do is work hard and try to get more starts for the first team."

Meanwhile, five of Arsenal's youngsters have signed professional terms at the club.

Rui Fonte, Paul Rodgers, Jay Simpson, Nacer Barazite and Wojciech Szczesny have all done enough to earn contracts with The Gunners.

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Vieira: 40 facts at 40

Vieira: 40 facts at 40

To celebrate Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira turning 40, we've picked out 40 facts and stats from his career...

Vardy's significant decision

Vardy's significant decision

If Jamie Vardy turns down Arsenal to stay at Leicester, how would it affect the way we view those clubs and the Premier League?

Leicester's CL fixture boost

Leicester's CL fixture boost

Leicester have six PL home games out of six after their European fixtures in 2016/17. Spurs haven't been so lucky...

Missing Men

Play Missing Men

Arsenal

Arsenal's FA Cup final win in 1998