After an abysmal start to the Premier League campaign, October has been the Gunners month after winning every match in all competitions after their loss in the North London Derby, which sees them climb higher up the table and are just three points off the elusive top four.
With games against West Brom, Fulham, Norwich and Wigan ahead, Arsenal will be hoping to continue their ascent to the top of the table, and Walcott has warned the Gunners are now back to their best and all is well in the dressing room:
We are not looking too far ahead. We don’t want to say where we’re going to finish at the end of the season, but the way we’re playing at this moment in time we believe we can beat anyone.
We’re enjoying our football, our run is great now and we’re just going to keep on continuing that… everyone is buzzing at the moment.
We were disappointed to go 2-1 down just before half-time, but before that we were playing some great football.
It seemed that every time we went forward it looked like we were going to score and it could have been 8-7. It was just one of those crazy games that I’ll never forget.
[on the new signings] We have got some absolute characters in that dressing rooms. Santos was absolutely brilliant. He looks like he has been in the Premier League for many years.
We have the right balance between youth and experience now and we’ve got a lot players coming back from injury too.
[on captain Robin Van Persies influence on their form] Robin’s form is fantastic. It makes our job much easier when he plays like that.
I have been playing alongside him for many years. It’s nice to see a fit Robin. He is enjoying playing his football, he is enjoying scoring, he is enjoying getting other people involved.
He is a great leader, a great captain. Anyone in that dressing room will tell you he is an absolute leader.
He is very passionate and on the pitch it showed. We never had a fit Robin throughout the whole season. Hopefully he can look after himself and we can have a run until the end of the year.
[on his impressive goal against Chelsea] When you’re confident you think you can do anything
I managed to lose my balance but get up quite quickly. If I hadn’t scored Aaron (Ramsey) would have killed me because he was free.
It (scoring) is something I bring to the game and I also try fulfil my defensive duties. But it’s not just me, it’s the whole team – they were all great.
November brings with it a more straightforward draw for Arsenal in the Premier League against the likes of Norwich and West Brom, however the challenge lies in the Champions League with Marseille and Dortmund both to head to North London which will decide their fate in Europe, whilst Manchester City will also travel to London for the Carling Cup quarter final. If players like Santos, Walcott and Ramsey continue to step up and put in decent performances then November looks to be a good month, and most importantly if no injury hampers Van Persie’s form.