Arsenal ‘striker’ Theo Walcott claims that “no-one is going to remember the start of the season” when they are challenging for the title.
The Gunners began the campaign with a 2-0 defeat to West Ham before stuttering to narrow wins over Crystal Palace and Newcastle United, sandwiching a poor 0-0 draw with Liverpool.
Saturday’s 2-0 win over Stoke – in which Walcott and Olivier Giroud scored – has taken them into their traditional fourth-place spot.
“People may not have seen the best of us yet but we’re keeping clean sheets and creating a lot of chances,” said Walcott.
“We’re going to push on and when we hit our peak, people will be more and more worried. We don’t just want to fight for that fourth position. We do need a challenge for the title this time.
“We’re slowly getting to where we want to be.
“It’s the sign of a good team if you’re steady going but still getting the results. No one is going to remember the start of the season. It’s all about how we finish.”