Theo Walcott is finding it very hard to get his place back in the Arsenal First XI after returning from a year out injured, and the England winger believes that this is the best squad that Arsene Wenger has assembled since the Invincibles, and the competition for places is very fierce right now.
Theo has been at Arsenal for 10 years now, so he remembers one of greatest teams ever. “I’ve grown from being a little babyface to a man.” he said on the Official Arsenal website. “From when I joined the club to now, it’s completely changed. The likes of Freddie Ljungberg, Robert Pires, Thierry Henry, Sol Campbell and so on were there and had won the league before, going undefeated. Coming into that squad was a big achievement.”
Now he faces trying to get back into another super squad, and he believes they could claim the title next season. “There’s a lot of competition for places so everyone seems to lift a gear and play extremely well. It makes it a bit more difficult for people to get into the team. I think, especially this season, not many people thought we’d be second and challenging for the Premier League.
“In this calendar year, we’ve been the best team in Europe. It’s the strongest the squad has been and everyone is staying fit as well. There aren’t many injuries in the squad, which is important. If we had an injury-free season, I think we could lift the title.”
The only problem with Arsenal having an injury-free season is that Walcott will find t even harder to get a starting spot, especially if Wenger brings in yet another striking superstar in the summer transfer window. Is it even worth him signing a new contract?