Arsenal star Theo Walcott insists faltering Gunners can still 'kill' big guns

09 February 2010 12:19

Theo Walcott maintains when Arsenal get it right, they can 'kill' any oftheir rivals for the Barclays Premier League title - but accepts the Gunnerscannot afford any more off days.

Arsene Wenger's young side once again came up short when it really mattered asChelsea returned to the top of the table following a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge,with Didier Drogba scoring both goals.

Afterwards, Wenger congratulated Chelsea on their efficiency, while also takinga sly dig by claiming 'we didn't get a demonstration of football' from CarloAncelotti's men.

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The Blues are now nine points ahead of the third-placed Gunners, who had beencomprehensively beaten by Manchester United in front of their own fans theprevious weekend.

Walcott, making a rare start following a campaign blighted by injury setbacks,believes a clinical edge is all that is missing between the teams at the top -and maintained Arsenal can get it right when Liverpool come to Emirates Stadiumon Wednesday night.

'We dominated the game, but Chelsea took their chances and you have got to bedecisive,' Walcott said.

'We need to learn from that and then push on for the Liverpool game, becauseif we keep the ball like we did against Chelsea, but create more chances, we cankill anyone. 

We can do it: Walcott (left) says Arsenal can still compete with Manchester United and Chelsea

'However, everyone just remembers the results, and that is what we have to do- win these games and not lie down in the big matches.'

Walcott told Arsenal TV Online: 'We have to believe we are always in the titlerace, no matter where we are in the league. We would like to have more points than we had from these last few games, butnow we just have to get the result against Liverpool.

'Every Premier League game is hard, and other teams can drop points, but wejust need to concentrate on ourselves. If we perform like we did at Chelsea, but take our chances, then we can beatanyone on our day.'

Walcott, 20, has seem his impact limited in what could be a big season for theEngland forward, with the World Cup in the summer.

'I have been training well and now just want to get back in the first team,'he said.

'The fitness is coming and hopefully if I can turn my training intoperformances, then I can stay in the starting line-up.'

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Source: Daily_Mail