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Published: 13:44 | 21/1/16

Walcott: Team spirit can drive us to success

Says Arsenal squad are like a "big family"

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has compared the current Gunners squad to a "big family" and believes that their togetherness will drive them on to honours this season.

Walcott, who celebrated his tenth anniversary as a Gunner yesterday, says that the club should have won more since the era of the "Invincibles" more than a decade ago, but is sure that successive FA Cup triumphs over the past two years has left them hungry for more trophies.

And, he adds, that the spirit of togetherness that the current squad have could just make the difference this season as they chase the league title.

“When you walk through the corridors here and see pictures of this group lifting trophies, you just think: ‘I want to do more of that'," he told Sport Magazine.

“This is a big club – it needs more. It should have had more in years gone by. You look at the present squad and, at times, it is disappointing because we should be winning a lot more than we have. But that’s where those two cup wins come in. Everyone loves the taste of that. We want more of it, and bigger and better things.

“Having all the different nationalities together in the dressing room, it’s always difficult to get that blend and banter between the players.

“But this crop of players feels like a big family. Everyone gets on, everyone speaks English, everyone knows how everyone ticks and I don’t think the team spirit has been as good as it is now.

“The fact that this group has stayed together and won the FA Cup twice just shows that if you keep a group together, they will go on to better things.

“This squad I’m with at this moment is one of the best I’ve ever been with. I’ve played with a lot of great players, but I sense this is more of a group now than it ever has been. We must be doing something right if we’re top of the league.”

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