Wednesday, 13th February, 2013

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has insisted the club are confident of finishing in the Premier League’s top four this season, despite the fact it looks a tough task.

At present the Gunners sit four points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, with just 12 games left to go. The key clash appears set to come on 3rd March, when Arsenal travel to White Hart Lane for the final North London derby of the campaign.

However, even were Arsenal to win at their rivals’ home, they would still be one point behind, leaving Spurs still in control of their own destiny.

Walcott admits that the challenge is a hard one, but he remains confident that Arsenal will be playing Champions League football next season.

"We’re very confident [of finishing in the top four]. We can battle through any sort of situation", he told his club’s official site.


"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.

"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."

Arsenal put Premier League matters to one side for the next week now however, with Blackburn Rovers visiting the Emirates Stadium on Saturday for an FA Cup clash, while then the Champions League returns, with a visit from Bayern Munich for the first leg of their Round of 16 tie on Tuesday.

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