Walcott confident of kicking on

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is confident he can maintain his performances and keep his place as the main central striker for the Gunners.

Walcott has made no secret of his favoured position in the past but has only emerged as a genuine option up front for manager Arsene Wenger in recent seasons, starting the campaign as the club's main striker ahead of Olivier Giroud.

The England international scored his second goal of the season in the 5-2 thrashing of Leicester at the weekend and Walcott is confident he can continue to improve his form, though admitting that Giroud is also worthy of his role in the side after grabbing his third of the campaign against the Foxes.

"I've been biding my time to get the opportunity to play up front," the 26-year-old told ESPN FC.

"If I can continue to play well, I can stay there, but I need to be able to contribute well and luckily, in this match, it went my way.

"When given the opportunity, any player needs to try and make the difference, and Olly has come off the bench twice and scored now, which is great."