Arsenal must ‘believe’ they can win title next season, says Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott has told his Arsenal team-mates they must start "believing in their potential" and wants a 2013-14 title challenge

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Theo Walcott scored 21 goals for Arsenal this season Photo: Nike

Theo Walcott has told his Arsenal team-mates they must start “believing in their potential” and says the Gunners can challenge for the title next season.

Arsene Wenger’s men secured Champions League qualification on the final day of the season thanks to a nervy 1-0 win at Newcastle.

But the 24-year-old is adamant that the Gunners must be aiming higher than just a top-four finish and believes that some new additions over the summer can help the north Londoners mount a credible title challenge next term.

“I’m sure there’ll be some comings and goings,” Walcott told Sky Sports. “Next season we have to push on and win some silverware, that’s our next big target.

“We’ve got to believe that we are [title contenders]. That’s what we want to challenge for. I don’t want to always be challenging for fourth, I want to be challenging for the title, and next season is definitely a must.

“It’s only going to get better. The players that come in will boost the team but we need to start believing in our potential. We’ve shown we can do it.”

Walcott enjoyed his most prolific season at Arsenal this term, scoring 21 goals in all competitions and notching up 17 assists.

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