Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has revealed that the upcoming season will be massive for the players and the team if they can end their trophy drought by beating Hull City in the finals of the FA Cup.
Walcott is out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury which will see him miss the opening part of next season as the Gunners look to challenge for the Premier League title. The England international was injured in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Tottenham in the third round of the FA Cup at the Emirates Stadium, something that had a massive impact on Arsenal's title challenge.
The absence of Aaron Ramsey, Walcott, Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Laurent Koscielny in a crucial part of the season spelt major problems for the squad, who suffered ignominious defeats against the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea in the meantime.
Walcott's pace was a major miss as the Gunners failed to get behind their opponents and thereby inflicted more pressure on themselves.
Walcott insists that everything will be forgotten if they can somehow win the FA Cup, something which will imbibe a sense of fulfilment for the players and a desire to win more trophies.
"I miss everyone as you want to be back on the pitch with your team-mates. I think next season will be a massive one for myself and the team," Walcott told www.arsenal.com.
"If we win the FA Cup, which we have a great chance to do with the way we are playing, the players are going to want more trophies. I think the first one is so important - once you win that, you'll win more and more. I'm pretty sure of that.
"It would be great for the boss to win a trophy again, too. He's shown so much belief in us throughout the years. If we don't play well, he always reflects it back on him, even though it's our job to go out there each week and try to perform.
"That just shows how much faith he has in us all and it's really important to him. The years just before I arrived here were unbelievable and he wants that again," he concluded.