Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is confident the side can make a positive start to the new season.
Walcott believes their performances during the tour of the Far East will play a big role in hitting the ground running for the new campaign.
The Gunners have had a great pre-season so far, scoring 17 goals in just three games against Indonesia, Vietnam and Nagoya Grampus, with striker Olivier Giroud scoring six of them.
Arsene Wenger's men ended last year's season on an 11-match unbeaten streak, which saw them overtake both Everton and Tottenham in the league.
The leap shot them into the top four and into a Champions League spot, but this year around, Walcott wants to start the season as well as they ended the last.
“We know what we need to do this season,” he said to Arsenal's official website. “Everyone knows their jobs.
“I think we can just take the positives out of the last 11 games of the season when we were undefeated. If we take that form into the start of the new season, we'll be in good stead.
“Everyone is at the top of their game at the moment. Everyone's very fit and come the start of the season, we'll be flying and hopefully I will be a part of that.”
During Arsenal's latest pre-season victory, young starlet Ryo Miyaichi scored a goal in front of his home-fans and Walcott hopes the Japan star can be a big hit this season.
“He's still very young but it was great that he got his goal,” the England international said. “He took it very well, it didn't phase him at all.
“It's been quite hard for him at times. He's had his injuries but I think they are behind him now. He's stronger and he's a good guy as well. Hopefully he can contribute to the team this season.”
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