Arsenal forward Theo Walcott confident of top-three finish

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott

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Arsenal forward Theo Walcott firmly believes that his side have the ability to finish in the top three following their draw with Manchester United.

The Gunners, 1.33 to win the FA Cup when they do battle with Aston Villa at the end of the month, fell behind at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon after Ander Herrera opened the scoring in the first half. Arsenal were below their best for the majority of the game but they eventually found a way through in the second half.

Arsene Wenger turned to Walcott, who started the game on the bench, and the England international delivered immediately. The winger played a cross into the United box and the ball flicked in off Tyler Blackett and past Victor Valdes – who had just replaced the injured David De Gea.

Unlike their rivals, Arsenal have two games to play with Sunderland and West Brom still to come this season. The Red Devils have just one game left and Arsenal currently have a two-point lead and better goal difference.

Although anything could happen in the final seven days of the season, Walcott insists his team can finish in the top three.

He told Sky Sports: “We’ve come to Old Trafford and got a positive result.

“At times we didn’t play well but you could see that in the last 20 minutes we were very strong. We showed how fit we are as a team. We’ve got a game in hand over United now and it was a crucial point, knowing that. We just need one more point because of goal difference.

“It feels like a win for us today.”

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