Walcott vows to win silverware

Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott has vowed to reward Arsenal fans for their patience by ending their four-year wait for silverware next season.

The Gunners have failed to win a trophy since their 2005 FA Cup triumph against Manchester United at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

And the team's continued inability to mount a challenge for a major honour has caused increasing frustration among the Arsenal faithful, who openly criticised several of the side's senior players and manager Arsene Wenger's transfer policy at the end of the campaign.

However, Walcott, whose 2008/09 was blighted by injury, is confident the young Gunners can learn from last season's struggles and emerge as a better and more successful outfit as a result.

“It was a good learning curve for us all, but next year it is all about the trophies,” Walcott said in the July edition of the official Arsenal magazine.

“Hopefully we have had the years of experience now and can bring something back for the fans.

“For me it was an up-and-down season - you are never really going to have a perfect one, but I am happy that my [shoulder] injury has gone so that I can come back to Arsenal and win things.”

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