Walcott taking in success

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Theo Walcott isn’t getting too ahead of himself over Arsenal’s recent successes, with the 22-year-old insisting the side are taking things week by week as they aim for the top four.

Arsenal’s 5-3 win over Chelsea yesterday boosted the squad’s mentality to no end, with Robin Van Persie leading a huge celebration with Gunners fans after the match in a show of how much the victory meant to the players.

And while Walcott was delighted after the match, he insists he's still concentrating on the marathon ahead.

"We are not looking too far ahead," he said. "We don't want to say where we're going to finish at the end of the season, but the way we're playing at this moment in time we believe we can beat anyone.

"We're enjoying our football, our run is great now and we're just going to keep on continuing that... everyone is buzzing at the moment.

"We were disappointed to go 2-1 down just before half-time, but before that we were playing some great football.

"It seemed that every time we went forward it looked like we were going to score and it could have been 8-7. It was just one of those crazy games that I'll never forget."

Walcott singled out man-of-the-match Robin Van Persie for special praise, revealing that his fitness and form have culminated to create the perfect captain for the side.

“Robin's form is fantastic," Walcott explained. "It makes our job much easier when he plays like that.

"I have been playing alongside him for many years. It's nice to see a fit Robin. He is enjoying playing his football, he is enjoying scoring, he is enjoying getting other people involved.

"He is a great leader, a great captain. Anyone in that dressing room will tell you he is an absolute leader.

"He is very passionate and on the pitch it showed. We never had a fit Robin throughout the whole season. Hopefully he can look after himself and we can have a run until the end of the year."

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