If Arsenal are to challenge for domestic honours then they need to learn from the mistakes of past campaigns and hone in on their skills to win when they are off form, do the ugly stuff well and grind out results, according to blossoming England forward Theo Walcott.
"I think we need to do the dirty things right," he explained to the club's official website. "Sometimes it's not just about pretty football, we need to grind out the results sometimes and get the win, get the three points.
"In cup competitions no one remembers the game, as long as the result is right. We need to take that into our game. Manchester United and Chelsea do the dirty work and they take their chances as well, that's another thing we need to learn and improve on.
"We had a great experience of getting to semi-finals last season but not quite getting to finals. Hopefully we can put that right."
Walcott also went on to add that the next season could be one where Arsenal fans begin to see him in a more elevated and central position, as opposed to flying-high on the right flank.
"The boss said hopefully he will start to put me up front now and then. That's my natural position but I'd play anywhere for this team," he said.
"I want to improve my final ball and score more goals. You get judged on goals so I want to score 15-plus this season. That would be nice. I love making runs in behind, I love scoring goals and making goals. That's what I'll be judged on and I'm looking forward to that."
Alan Dawson, Goal.com