Walcott calls for Arsenal to show more consistency

The 24-year-old winger believes his team-mates should not need a bad result in order to produce a reaction and has underlined his desire to challenge for top honours
Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott has called for his team-mates to show more consistency as the Premier League season reaches its conclusion.

The Gunners have got their bid for a top-four finish back on track in recent months, reducing the gap between themselves and north London rivals Tottenham from 12 points to just four with a game in hand.

But Walcott says that if his side are to challenge at the top end of the league they should not have to bounce back from bad results.

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“If we get a bad result, you see a reaction,” he told Arsenal Player. “We shouldn't have to get a bad result and then perform well in the next game. It should always be there.

“The guys have got it. Mentally, they are very strong. It's realising how we cope when we come back from those disappointing results. We just need to do it every week - it's as simple as that.

“There's great potential there. We've had too much experience now to be challenging for fourth. We need to be challenging for the Premier League because that's what we want to be known for.

“We want to be in the history books… we need to win something now.”

The England international has scored 11 goals and provided the same number of assists in 25 league appearances this term.