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Theo Walcott thinks Arsenal are the best team in Europe

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Arsenal winger Theo Walcott believes the club have been the best team in Europe this calendar year.

Arsene Wenger's side have drawn plaudits after winning eight straight games to effectively seal a place in the top four.

That run of games was brought to an end by Chelsea, but Arsenal are expected to finish the season strongly with an FA Cup triumph and a second place finish.

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"In this calendar year, we've been the best team in Europe," said Walcott in an interview with Arsenal.com.

"There’s a lot of competition for places so everyone seems to lift a gear.

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"It’s the strongest the squad has been and everyone is staying fit as well. There aren’t many injuries in the squad, which is important. If we had an injury-free season, I think we could [have won] the title."

Title credentials

Walcott also suggested that the Gunners could have won the league if it wasn't for their injury ravaged start.

The north London club were without Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil for extended periods at the start of the season but a fully fit squad next season could see Walcott form formidable partnerships with the creative trio.

Midfield trio

"I get on well with the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere, who tend to often look for that ball between the centre back and the full back, which I love to run on to. All it takes is a slight little eye contact and they know what I’m going to do.

"Mesut is a similar player, he just looks forward first and you want to have a lot of those guys in the team. We have many options like that in this team."

Defeats to Swansea, Southampton and Stoke will be seen as missed opportunities for the Gunners to have challenged champions-elect Chelsea.

Walcott struggles

Walcott has struggled to hit the heights of last season in which he scored five and set up five in 13 Premier League games.

The 26-year-old has moved down the pecking order since the arrival of Chilean Alexis Sanchez and early season form of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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