Walcott eyes pain-free season

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is hoping he can enjoy an injury-free season and get his club and country career back on track.

The 21-year-old suffered World Cup heartbreak after being omitted from Fabio Capello's 23-man squad for the South Africa showpiece, but with a new impetus on young talent being brought into the national team, Walcott could have a pivotal role to play.

He also drifted in and out of Arsene Wenger's starting team as he struggled to find form and he now believes the Gunners should be aiming for silverware after a five-year drought.

Speaking to Arsenal Online TV, he said:"Last season was a disappointment, personally, with the amount of injuries I have had.

"Hopefully I can have an injury-free season – that is my first target, and to try and help this team win something.

"I think it is difficult to have a whole season without any injuries, but that is football and we have got to live with that.

"I will just be trying to concentrate on having a better season than last year, because it was a disappointment not to play as much as I wanted to.

"Hopefully I can give something more to the fans this year. We want to win something now instead of using the excuse that we are young players.

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