Theo Walcott is confident that he can score the goals that will take him into Arsenal’s ‘100 Club’ this season.
The England international recently signed a new contract with the Gunners, and lies 24 short of reaching the milestone.
"I have to look after myself, train well, play well and we’ll see where it takes me. But I’m very confident"
Aaron Ramsey has backed his team-mate to do it this season, and Walcott is similarly optimistic.
“That’s my target, definitely,” he told Arsenal Player. “It’s nice having somebody who believes in me like that and I believe in it as well.
“It’s achievable, definitely. I have to look after myself, train well, play well and we’ll see where it takes me. But I’m very confident.”
Arsenal kick off their Premier League campaign on Sunday against West Ham United. Walcott has scored against the Hammers more times than any other team - but he says he will approach the match like any other.
“I am aware of [my record against them] but I go into games as a forward wanting to create chances, wanting to help my team-mates and wanting to score goals,” he said.
“That’s the most important thing, along with doing your defensive duties. I think if you do that, you should be successful and should win.
“We know we’re going to score goals all the time. It’s just keeping clean sheets, which we’ve been doing very handsomely. That definitely bodes well for the new season ahead.”
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