Theo Walcott: Arsenal will stay grounded

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Theo Walcott insists Arsenal are remaining grounded despite hitting Blackpool for six at the weekend.

Walcott helped himself to a hat-trick in Saturday's 6-0 rout of the newly-promoted side at Emirates Stadium.

But despite an unbeaten start to the new Premier League season, the England winger claims nobody at the north London club is getting ahead of themselves.

The third-placed Gunners finished 11 points adrift of champions Chelsea in last season's final Premier League table.

"We won't get ahead of ourselves with this result," explained Walcott.

"Everyone expected us to beat Blackpool, and fair play to them they came and played a bit of football at times and their fans were loud throughout the whole game, just like ours, so I think they'll do okay this season.

"We want to be winning these games and the most important thing is how we react to Blackburn next week in an early kick-off.

"They are the games we need to be winning, the games that might have let us down last season so that's where we will show our character."

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