Walcott: We need to build squad

Arsene Wenger’s club have failed to win a piece of silverware since

the 2005 FA Cup and last season finished a disappointing fourth in

the Premier League. Wenger has plans to spend in the summer in

order to improve his squad, although he always maintains that he

will not pay over the odds if the right player is not available.

But the Frenchman must also convince the likes of reported

Manchester United target Samir Nasri and captain Cesc Fabregas that

the future is bright at Emirates Stadium. Walcott would welcome new

arrivals, as he told Sky Sports News: “If we can build our squad

and hopefully keep our best players, it will look good for us. “We

need to win something next season. It has been so long. “The fans

have waited so long and as players we don’t like seeing every year

go without winning anything, especially a big club like Arsenal.”

Fabregas has long been linked with a return to boyhood club

Barcelona, while Real Madrid are also thought to want the Spanish

midfielder. But Nasri’s future has emerged as a seemingly more

immediate concern for Wenger after the France international refused

to rule out a move to Premier League champions United. Walcott

hopes his club-mate does not leave and recognises that Nasri is

integral to Arsenal. The England international said: “He is a very

important player for Arsenal and we will just see in the summer

what happens.”