Theo Walcott has called for his Arsenal teammates to show more consistency as the Premier League season comes to a climax.
The England international winger believes that it should not take a bad result in order for the team to produce a good performance, and that they should be performing well all the time in order to challenge for top honours.
“If we get a bad result, you see a reaction,” he told Arsenal Player. “We shouldn't have to get a bad result and then perform well in the next game. It should always be there.
“The guys have got it. Mentally, they are very strong. It's realising how we cope when we come back from those disappointing results. We just need to do it every week - it's as simple as that."
The Gunners have had an inconsistent season but have got their bid for a top-four finish back on track in recent months, reducing the gap between themselves and Tottenham Hotspur from 12 points to just four with a game in hand.
However, Walcott feels that just a top-four finish is no longer good enough, and that he and everyone around him should be striving for more.
He added: “There's great potential there. We've had too much experience now to be challenging for fourth. We need to be challenging for the Premier League because that's what we want to be known for.
“We want to be in the history books… we need to win something now.”
The 24-year-old winger has had an impressive season for the north London club, having scored 11 goals and provided the same number of assists in his 25 league appearances, but knows that he and his team-mates need to continue to push on in order to ensure the club qualifies for Europe's top table next season.
If they can do this, along with adding to the squad and cutting out the inconsistency, then they may once again have a chance of challenging for the ultimate prize next season.