Arsenal and England international Theo Walcott, has revealed that playing at next years World cup in Russia is what is motivating him to break back into the Arsenal first team.
Winning the title or picking up some sort of silverware is not top of the agenda for the 28-year-old but rather his personal ambition of playing in a World cup, something that he has not done previously despite being called up.
When asked if he was extra motivated in playing more regular for the Gunners because it was a world cup year Walcott responded,
“Of course. That is why I need to be playing football, simple as that.
“But I need to deserve to be playing. So in this competition, cup games, Premier League – when given the chance, I need to take it.
“That is the only chance I have to get back into the England squad. It is down to hard work. If I work harder than anyone else, I know my qualities, how good I am.”
Walcott is clearly talented but remains very inconsistent, that is why he is in danger of not making the World Cup next year and why he is not a first-team regular at the Emirates.
Simply put, if he did a better job for Arsene Wenger then he would be playing more and be certain of making the plane for Russia next summer, something the Arsenal faithful would love to see from the frustrating forward.