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Nicklas Bendtner denies deliberately obstructing Mike Williamson

Theo Walcott has backed Arsenal to start winning trophies once again following the 4-0 victory over Newcastle United in the League Cup.

The England international, who scored twice at St James' Park, praised his team-mates when asked whether it was the best Arsenal side he has played in.

"We have some fantastic players [that] I train with every day," he told Sky Sports. "Our attacking players are very flair [sic], we love to counter attack, we've got loads of pace and strength upfront; it's just great options we've got across the whole squad." 

The 21-year-old, yet to collect a medal in senior football, also revealed his ambition to help the club, who haven't picked up a trophy since the 2005 FA Cup, to success.

"We want to win trophies and look back on our careers and the amount of trophies that we've won," he said. "It's none at the moment, but I'm sure if we play football like that there'll be many more to come."

The former Southampton man also dismissed the debate about his first goal, saying: "We don't mind, as long as they go in the back of the net and we get the result that's the most important thing."

Nicklas Bendtner was accused of deliberately obstructing Mike Williamson having returned from an offside position as Walcott scored Arsenal's second goal but the Dane insists he was merely adjusting his run to allow himself to get back onside and score.

"I wanted to make a tap-in so I don't think I blocked him because I wanted to run down and score myself," he said.

"I was a bit upset as well, and obviously he was too, but I don't think he would have caught him anyway."

The striker, returning from injury, expressed his satisfaction after clocking up more match time and netting his side's third of the game.

"I was very pleased with it," he added. "Especially because I missed two in the first half which were equally the same [positions]."

The Gunners' four goals on Tyneside take their total for the season to 43 goals in 14 games, averaging more than three a game, but the secret to the success is simple.

"It's because we work hard and we do a lot of training in front of goal and when we do get our chances we take them," Bendtner said.

Walcott currently ranks 541st overall in the Castrol player rankings. If he can keep up playing the way he did against Newcastle, he'll surely rise.

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