Arsenal winger Theo Walcott says that the club can now go on and achieve more trophies in the future after they finally managed to end the trophy drought. Arsenal have not won a major trophy since the 2005 FA Cup victory, but they managed to overcome this monkey on the back with a 3-2 win over Hull City in this year’s final. Even before the final, winger Theo Walcott has been saying that the FA Cup could be very important for the club since it would open the doors for more trophies in the future.
Now that they have gone on and achieve this win, Walcott believes that he does not see a reason why Arsenal can fulfil the potential that they have showed for almost a decade. The trophy drought has led to many pundits and critics openly coming out in fierce criticism of Arsene Wenger, but he is now set to stay at the Emirates by signing a new three-year contract. Speaking after the FA Cup win, Walcott said that the club now has a platform to build upon. Now that the nine-year wait for the first trophy, which is indeed the case for several players of the Arsenal squad, has ended, he says that the club can build the future.
“We have got a platform. We know what we want to achieve now. We want to push on from this. This is such a massive club. We realise that from the support we have. We need so much more success than we have in the past. This is definitely the stepping stone that’s going to build us into an absolutely dominant Arsenal team, I’m pretty sure of that. [The wait] has ended now and we are going to continue to flourish I think,” said the Arsenal winger, who has been struggling with injury.