Theo Walcott has revealed that he is hoping to win trophies at Everton after completing his move to Goodisan Park on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old brings an end to his 12-year spell with Arsenal and will likely get more regular game time under Sam Allardyce during the second half of the season after only being used sparingly by Arsene Wenger during the first half of the season.
Walcott becomes Allardyce’s second signing of the month after CenkTosun and reportedly cost £20 million.
He will be expected to bolster Everton’s attack during the second half of the season after the club were particularly woeful in front of goal during the first half and struggled following the departure of Romelu Lukaku.
“I’ve come to Everton because I want the club to push to the next level,” Walcott said on his new club’s website.
“I’m very excited to be starting a new chapter and I felt this was the right place for me to be. The manager is very ambitious and I feel like the club is going in the right direction.
“Everton is a club with a great history. The fans are always passionate, they’re great and I always used to find it very tough playing here.
“The club has won trophies but I want them to win trophies now. The manager is very hungry and it’s just what I need. I’ve had a couple of chats with him and straightaway I felt that hunger and that desire that he wanted from me. I need that and I wanted that.
“I’m dead excited and I just want to do what I do best which is playing football and expressing myself because I’m excited again, I really am.”