Theo Walcott says very few teams want to play Arsenal after the Gunners followed up Saturday’s 3-0 win over Chelsea with a 2-0 victory over FC Basel in the Champions League.
The 27-year-old continued his fine start to the season by scoring both goals to see off the Swiss champions at the Emirates in a win that sends Arsenal to the top of Group A after two games played.
Walcott was the star of the show and now has five goals in seven appearances this season and feels the Gunners are a team to be feared on current form.
“Not many teams would like to play us, that is for sure,” he told BT Sport. “We cannot get ahead of ourselves, we have a lot to do and hopefully the past can change. We have so much experience in the Champions League we realise how important that top spot is.
“We were very professional today. The intensity was there from the start, it died off towards the end but you can understand that. It shows how far we have come, we need to move on now to Sunday.”
Next up for Arsenal is a trip to Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday and Walcott has urged his side to maintain their momentum.
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“I am working hard, enjoying my football. I just try to improve everyday,” he added. “Things are going well but this will all be forgotten about really, it is all about the next day.
“This team is very strong at the moment and we should be proud.”
Victory over Burnley would make it five wins in a row for the Gunners, and on current form, it is hard to see past the Gunners taking another three points at Turf Moor.