Theo Walcott believes Arsenal are prepared for their busy schedule ahead.

The Gunners have been struggling for form, with defeats to teams including Manchester United and Schalke.

Arsenal now face tests like Tottenham, Everton, Montpelier and Aston Villa in the same period.

However, Theo Walcott thinks Arsenal feel ready.

He said to Arsenal Player on the official website for Arsenal: “Schalke came at us in the second half and we found it difficult to be honest. But we dug deep and before the game we probably would have taken a point. When you come to a difficult place with a difficult atmosphere, against a good team who beat us at home, [it was great] to get the two early goals. It is just a shame we couldn’t kill it off, but it was a good point in the end. It is going to be a tough month for us now. It is going to test us all, not just physically but mentally as well, and I think we are ready for it.”

Walcott was pleased to be able to fight illness to take part in the Schalke game.

He said: “I didn’t wake up feeling great [on Monday]. My voice is coming back now but I didn’t have one then at all. But it was nice to be back playing with the guys, that is all I want to be doing now.”

Defender Laurent Koscielny believes Arsenal got “a good point” from the Schalke game.

“We are away so it’s a good point against a difficult team. When we went 2-0 (up), I thought we could keep this result. We tried to come back but Schalke are a very good side.”