By Nick Teale
Theo Walcott has described this season as a "massive" one for him and says it's time he pushed on and showed exactly how good he can be.
The striker missed out on the England squad for the World Cup at the end of an injury-hit season. But having completed a full pre-season, the 21-year-old is ready to make a firm impression on the Premier League.
"It is a massive season for me," he said after England's win over Hungary on Wednesday.
"After the disappointment of the summer I know what I have to do.
"I need to play as many games as I can for Arsenal, week-in week-out and show everyone what I can do.
"I am 21 now and it is time for me to push on. I am looking forward to the next step.
"I've just had a very good pre-season, I'm happy to be back playing football now and I want to show everybody what I can do this season. I want to express myself, relax, enjoy myself and play my football this season.
"I think a lot of people haven't seen me play throughout a whole season. In previous seasons I've put a lot of pressure on myself, saying I don't want to get injured and things like that.
"But when something doesn't go well for you, you just have to forget about it and move on to the next one. That's what I'll do this season."