Walcott: We’re looking good for title

The 20-year-old started just his fifth Premier League game of the

season on Saturday as the Gunners beat Sunderland 2-0 at home to

remain six points behind leaders Chelsea. Arsenal’s chances of

lifting the title had been dismissed after recent defeats by rivals

Chelsea and Manchester United, but Walcott is adamant his team are

still in the race. “People tend to write us off,” said Walcott. “We

stay in the background and do our own thing. We’re just six points

behind Chelsea. It’s looking good. “It was frustrating in the early

stages of the season with results not going our way, but it’s

coming together now.” Walcott is also trying to rediscover his best

form after an injury-hit season which has jeopardised his prospects

of being named in the World Cup squad. He has not played for

England this season and believes he needs to remain injury-free for

the rest of the campaign to have a chance of being called up by

Fabio Capello. “I’m starting to get there now, it’s just getting

that final ball sorted,” added Walcott. “I’m not looking too far

towards the World Cup at all to be honest – I’m just concentrating

on Arsenal with all the big games ahead of us because I’ve not

really featured much for my club this season. “I just need to stay

fully fit and if I do hopefully I’ll have a chance of getting on

the plane.”