By Chris Harris

Theo Walcott says Arsenal's players owe their fans a fast start to the season after tailing off last term.

Arsène Wenger's squad looked more than capable of bringing home a trophy in 2010/11 after competing on four fronts until the end of February. But defeat in the Carling Cup Final prompted a decline in form that scuppered any hopes of silverware.

Arsenal had to settle for fourth place in the Premier League and Walcott wants to erase the memories of a disappointing Spring by getting off to a flying start next month.

"Without a doubt [we owe the fans]," said Walcott.

"They have been so loyal to us when we have not been winning trophies which we should be for such a big club.

"As players we are disappointed in ourselves but that is in the past now. This year is a massive one for everyone, for the Club itself. The fans are very important to us all and hopefully we can make them proud."

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25 Jul 2011