Arsenal backed to win Premier League by former star Theo Walcott, who is ‘very confident’ Gunners can beat ‘negative’ Tottenham

    Arsenal have been backed by cult hero Theo Walcott to finally end their 19-year wait for the Premier League title.

    The Gunners sit five points clear at the top of the table ahead of their crunch clash away at Tottenham in Sunday’s north London derby.

    The Gunners are five points clear at the top of the table

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    The Gunners are five points clear at the top of the table

    And Walcott believes his former club can go all the way this season

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    And Walcott believes his former club can go all the way this season

    And Walcott, who is on the books at strugglers Southampton, believes Mikel Arteta’s men will emerge victorious against Spurs before going on to win the league.

    When asked for a yes/no answer on whether Arsenal will win the league, Walcott told talkSPORT: “Yes.”

    Pressed by Drivetime host Andy Goldstein on if he genuinely believes Arteta‘s side can pip Manchester City, he remarked: “I do. I really do actually.

    “Look at Eddie Nketiah right now, he’s having his opportunity and he’s taken it with both hands.

    “There’s something about Arsenal right now, just the whole atmosphere there.

    “I’m positive about it, I really am.”

    Arsenal look the real deal under Mikel Arteta’s guidance

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    Arsenal look the real deal under Mikel Arteta’s guidance

    Looking ahead to Sunday’s north London derby, Walcott, who has scored seven goals against Spurs in his career, said: “It’s at Tottenham isn’t it?

    “I’m very confident to be honest, I feel like Tottenham play quite a negative style.

    “But to some extent Arsenal will have a lot of the ball which could play a bit into Tottenham’s hands, they tend to like that.

    “But it’s the derby, this is one of the games where anyone can win this, they really can.

    Walcott believes Tottenham play a ‘negative style’ of football

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    Walcott believes Tottenham play a ‘negative style’ of football

    “You shouldn’t have to get players up for this game, they should know.

    “But it’s going to be great, I’m really looking forward to it.”

    Spurs defender Ben Davies earlier revealed how the team are using Arsenal’s stunning form as ‘extra motivation’ to claim the bragging rights.

    Commenting on watching Arsenal displays this term, the Welshman remarked: “It’s just extra motivation for us.

    “They’re playing well. They look like a very good side at the moment.

    “They’re giving every team they play against tough games but we just want to focus on ourselves right now and hopefully at the end of the season we’re there or thereabouts.”

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