Arsenal missing 'fear factor' in Premier League title bid, says Walcott

With Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all changing manager ahead of the season, the forward wants to make the Emirates Stadium an intimidating place to visit

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott believes his team-mates must turn the Emirates into a fortress if they are to challenge for the Premier League title.

The 24-year-old joined Arsene Wenger’s side during the summer of 2006, in time for their first season away from Highbury, but is yet to win a single piece of silverware with the club.

Arsenal finished last season on a 10-game unbeaten run to usurp local rivals Tottenham to the final Champions League qualification spot for the second season running but Walcott feels the squad must now start looking further up the table.

“It’s quite frustrating at times,” Walcott told Sky Sports. “We finished last season unbeaten we should have done that at the start of the season, who knows where we would have been.

“We need to remember that and make sure we do it from the start because we could be challenging for anything, we could beat anyone.

“We want the fear factor at the Emirates like Highbury used to have, we want the fear factor back at Arsenal.”

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