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Theo Walcott: We'll be very dangerous on the counter-attack


Arsenal striker Theo Walcott says the Gunners have enough offensive power and pace to get back on winning terms.

The Englishman explained that midfielder Mesut Ozil will increase the number of assists this season now that Danny Welbeck will team-up with the other fast players of the team, including Chile's Alexis Sanchez.

"It's a massive season for him personally and I think the likes of us guys will help him tremendously.

"There's a lot of pacy guys in this team now and we're thinking that's what we might have lacked last year, especially when I got injured - there weren't as many players to get in behind [defences].

"Defenders then double up on you, which creates space for other people.

"You have us bombing on and then you have the likes of Aaron, Jack, Mesut and Rosicky, who can all spot a pass, so that's only going to help the team. We'll be very dangerous on the counter-attack."

Arsenal ended their nine-year wait for a trophy after beating Hull City in last season's FA Cup final and Walcott believes the squad is strong enough to deliver more silverware during this campaign.

"It's very exciting for Arsenal fans to see," added the 25-year-old.

"I think it will maybe bring back the years where we were so successful. It's all about pace now and that's what you need in a team and we have bags and bags of that."

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