Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott says he feels proud of what he's achieved this season.

Theo Walcott has admitted that his contract situation made last season his most difficult at the club but insisted the campaign was a great boost after finishing as the club's top scorer.

Despite still struggling to hold down a regular place in his preferred position as a central striker, Walcott outscored new arrivals Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud to finish with 21 goals in all competitions.

And while the England international feels his achievement went under the radar, he insists that despite the issues surrounding signing a new deal with the club he can take plenty of positives from the campaign.

"I was very proud of being top scorer, but it sort of went unnoticed, really," he told the Arsenal website. "The season was hard work, everyone knows about the contract situation and to play with that on your mind is tough, but it was a massive achievement for me to be top scorer for the season for Arsenal."

Walcott is now hoping to improve on his goal scoring tally and continue to show that he is capable of playing as a striker.

With the 24 year old having signed a three and a half year deal in January, his future is set for now in north London and he wants to show his worth to Wenger once more next season.

Walcott explained: "The likes of Thierry Henry, Robin van Persie and Dennis Bergkamp have done it, and now I want to push on from that. I don't want to stay at a steady level, I want to push on and push the Club on so we realise our potential.

"I was very proud of myself last season - not just the goals but the assists and what I contributed to the team itself. That has come from me believing in myself a bit more.

"Even the seasons before last, I scored quite a few goals. And being out wide, a lot of wide men only tend to get 10 to 15 goals a season.

"I had a few games up front but most of my goals were form the right. When things are going well, I wouldn't change a thing. If I can contribute anywhere across the front line then I will take that."