Walcott: No more excuses

BY foxsports • April 2, 2011

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott knows that the Gunners do not have any more excuses for their six-year trophy drought.

Walcott is expected to return from the ankle injury which has ruled him out since the end of February when Arsenal host Blackburn on Saturday evening in a crucial match in the pursuit of Premier League leaders Manchester United.

Ahead of the game, the 22-year-old is well aware that defeated Carling Cup finalists Arsenal, who were knocked out of the Champions League and FA Cup in March, can no longer hide behind suggestions of a lack of experience.

Walcott said in The Sun: "We've been competing hard in four competitions but three have gone and we need to go on and win the Premier League now especially with the position we are in, with a game in hand and Manchester United to come.

"We are not asking other teams to do us favours against Man United or Chelsea, we don't expect that. We have to go out and win our games then there is no problem.

"Being at a top-four club you want to be winning things. I want to look back on my career and look at how many trophies I've won.

"This year is the greatest opportunity for us to win something. It's going to be very tight but there is confidence in the camp.

"I've been around the boss for five years and he has experience of winning trophies.

"He has so much belief in us and we want to do it for him. He's always there for us and always blames himself instead of the players - and we want to repay him.

"We do have meetings and what is said stays in house. But it's fair to say the boss expects us to start winning things."

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