Theo Walcott says Arsenal can look forward to next season with confidence.

The England winger told the official Arsenal magazine: "It was an up and down season - you're never really going to have a perfect one.

"But I'm happy that the injury has gone so that I can concentrate on this tournament and then come back to Arsenal and win things. We had a bad spell mid- season and having so many injuries didn't help.

"If you take five or six players out of Manchester United, Liverpool or Chelsea's teams, they're going to struggle to get points too.

"The players that came in did very well though - and in the end we got our heads down, took things game by game and got the points to finish fourth very comfortably."