England star warns rivals Arsenal have yet to reach top gear

Arsenal star Theo Walcott believes that despite sitting fourth on the Premier League table, his side have not yet clicked into full gear and rivals should be worried when they do, according to reports from the Mirror.

The Gunners started off the campaign by beating Chelsea in the Community Shield, making many believe that Arsene Wenger’s men finally have what it takes to challenge for the title.

But the high optimism soon dissipated after the first four fixtures, with the Gunners only picking up two wins and scoring three goals during that period.

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However, after the international break Walcott and Olivier Giroud were on target in a 2-0 victory against Stoke City and are now only five points behind front-runners Manchester City despite not being in the best of form.

He said: “People may not have seen the best of us yet but we’re keeping clean sheets and creating a lot of chances.

“We’re going to push on and when we hit our peak, people will be more and more worried. We don’t just want to fight for that fourth position. We do need a challenge for the title this time.

“We’re slowly getting to where we want to be.

“It’s the sign of a good team if you’re steady going but still getting the results. No one is going to remember the start of the season. It’s all about how we finish.”

Arsenal will travel to Croatia to face Dynamo Zagreb in their first Champions League game this Wednesday, before going to Stamford Bridge in what is expected to be an epic encounter between the Gunners and the current Premier League champions.