After months of speculation about his future, Theo Walcott recently signed a long-term deal with Arsenal. Walcott was looking at the possibility of moving to other clubs with a view of winning a major trophy and playing as a striker regularly.
However, he ended up staying at Arsenal by signing a three-year contract. It has been eight seasons since the club last lifted a major trophy. There has been a lot of questions asked about the manager Arsene Wenger and his ability to lead Arsenal to trophies. However, Walcott is under no illusion that Wenger is right man for Arsenal, and that he will be able to lead the club to success in the future.
The 23-year-old has been enjoying one of his best seasons with Arsenal. However, the club themselves are not experiencing a good season. They are fifth in the Premier league and they are losing the battle to finish in the top four. They have also been knocked out of the FA Cup and the League cup, and the Unibet Odds of them winning a trophy are not really worth betting on!
They are on the verge of being knocked out of the Champions league because they trail the German club Bayern Munich 3-1 on aggregate from the first leg. Despite this, Walcott believes that Wenger can lead Arsenal to trophies as he has in the past.
“Yes, definitely. There is potential in this team and you have to realise that. We want to make history and that’s going to start on Sunday because it’s big test for us all. I always believed I wanted to be here – it’s about having the right opportunity and time to do it. The four weeks before [signing the contract] were the toughest in my whole career. I was slightly off my game. It’s never about money for me,” said Walcott ahead of the second leg with Bayern Munich.