Walcott can see the difference but is still work in progress

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott feels he has added consistency to his game this season, but knows he can still get better.

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott feels he has added consistency to his game this season, but knows he can still get better.

Walcott concedes that he is still very much a work in progress but, at 21 years of age, he believes his hard work on the training ground is starting to pay off.

The England international told the Mail on Sunday: "The practice has helped, as well as watching David Beckham in training. We're different players: he doesn't like to beat players, he just likes to get the ball in the box.

"It's difficult when you're running at such pace to cross it and, if there's no-one in there . . . at times at Arsenal we don't always get players in there, although with Marouane Chamakh up front it has changed.

"Hopefully people are starting to realise a bit more it's not just bad delivery at times but the need to pull into space and make sure someone is there.

"On goals, I want to get to double figures, my target is between 15- 20 and I'm on seven, so I should hopefully get there.

"I want to try to push on now. I think I need to. I'm 21 but people still forget it's very difficult to play for Arsenal. To be 21 and playing for Arsenal is a very good achievement."

Walcott is also determined to help Arsenal end their long wait for a piece of major silverware.

"It doesn't matter what cup it is, you want to look back at your career and the amount of trophies you've won," he added.

"This is our season to bring something back to the fans because they have waited quite a long time. It would be brilliant to be in a final and then, going that step further, actually holding a trophy up."

 
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