I think perhaps Theo Walcott may be tempting fate by expressing his confidence right now with so many difficult fixtures coming up over the next 6 weeks, but it is good to know that the Arsenal squad are in a confident mood, helped by the battling win over Sunderland.
Although Arsenal and Tottenham are vying for favouritism on MyBettingSites.co.uk to finish in the Top Four, but with the massive North London derby coming up the result will be crucial in deciding who gets the honours.
Walcott said yesterday: “We’re very confident of finishing in the top four. We can battle through any sort of situation.”
“The teams around us are winning as well but we’ve just got to make sure we look after ourselves and try to win as often as we can.”
Talking about the importance of the Sunderland win, Walcott continued: “It was an important win. The three points have us on a high and we’ve got a nice week now without any midweek game,”
“A lot of players are back from international duty and need a bit of a break. Some may be rested for the FA Cup game but that’s just as important as we want to go far in that competition. If we lost at Sunderland, we would have been dwelling on it for so long, so I’m glad we didn’t.
“We’ll see where we are at the end of the season but we’ve got to show the belief we did at Sunderland. I felt there were a lot of winners in that dressing room and the boys were fantastic.”
Personally I would have been a bit more confident if Arsenal had taken all their chances in the first half (including Walcott!) and didn’t make us suffer towards the end! But a win is a win, and it keeps the confidence going. Come on Theo, start putting more of those chances in the back of the net….