Arsenal forward Theo Walcott believes the club have a very good chance of challenging for the Premier League title next season and believes their end-of-season form last campaign backs up his opinion up.
The Gunners ended the 2012/2013 campaign on a real-high after securing fourth spot and a Champions League place at the hands of rivals Tottenham Hotspur and they did this by going unbeaten for the final 10 games of the season.
Winning eight and drawing two saw Arsene Wenger's men leap from sixth position to fourth position and also nearly saw them finish third.
As for Walcott, it was his most successful season in an Arsenal shirt since joining them as a young teenager as the Englishman managed to back an impressive 21 goals in all competitions which is his first-time in breaking the 20-goal barrier.
The 24-year-old is hoping that the side's end-of-season form will continue over to the new campaign and if so, he believes that gives them a real shot at challenging for the Premier League title.
Walcott told Arsenal's official site: "The teams that finished above us have changed their managers.
"We've still got ours.
"It's always going to be tough. Every game in the Premier League is very tough and very interesting. It always comes down to the last few games. So we need to believe in ourselves.
"The way we ended the season last year, 11 games undefeated - we need to do it from the start, which I believe we can. The manager shows so much belief in us in every single game so we need to step up and I think we've got a very good chance of challenging this season.
"I got 21 goals last season and I want to try and push on from there. I want to try and get to 25. That's my benchmark but I believe in myself and that's the main thing.
"Time will tell if players come in or not but we just work with the squad we've got at the moment. Come the start of the season, there could be changes. We know it's a very long campaign but we're all very excited about our prospects."
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