You get the idea from his words that he might well not have agreed to put pen to paper and sign a contract with Arsenal if he did not really believe that the Gunners could end our long wait to be crowned the champions of England once more.
The deal has not been done yet either but it sounds very much like the England international forward Theo Walcott is ready to commit his future to Arsenal, as revealed in a Daily Star report.
And it is the new found ability to compete and win the games against our big rivals and the strength of the Arsenal squad after a couple of decent seasons in the transfer market that seems to have convinced Walcott that staying in north London will not mean that he has no chance of major trophy success. Scoring a hat-trick in a brilliant performance against West Brom will not have hurt either.
Walcott said, “You need to be ready when giving the opportunity. I’ve been out for a year, but I feel great. I’ve got to thank the manager for having faith in me.
“I think it’s been an up and down campaign. We’ve had a great run. It came to an end a few weeks ago. We’ve finished third, and if we win the FA Cup next week, that’s a good season.
“But I think that next season, we need to be challenging for the title, with the team we’ve got.”
With Arsene Wenger also revealing that talks are underway, it seems that all parties are on board and so the signing of a new contract will be just a matter of time.