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Arsenal can win 'most exciting Premier League title race ever' says Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott: In action against Everton in the Asia Trophy final
Image: Theo Walcott believes his side have the quality to win a first title since 2004

This season's Premier League title race is the most exciting ever, according to Theo Walcott, and he believes Arsenal can come out on top.

The Gunners lead the division on goal-difference after drawing 0-0 at Stoke on Super Sunday, with third-placed Leicester a further point behind and fourth-placed Tottenham short by just five.

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Walcott believes the signing of goalkeeper Petr Cech last summer has improved his side, and he said: "You can't tell what's going to happen this year, it's just so tight.

"With the amount of teams that could potentially win this league, it's probably going to be the most exciting Premier League for a neutral ever.

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"No one can call it, but we're top and we can be proud of that at this moment in time. The mental strength in this dressing room's the strongest it's ever been

"When you have the likes of Petr Cech coming in, he just enhances that. He's a leader. We've just got to look at him because he's obviously been at the top level and won many things. If we all have the belief he's got, we can push on."

Theo Walcott takes on Stoke's Philipp Wollscheid
Image: Walcott was excellent despite Arsenal drawing 0-0 draw at Stoke

Arsenal have struggled at places like Stoke during the second half of the season in the past but, with the Potters pushing for a place in the top six, the Gunners put on a strong performance.

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Walcott said: "We felt from the start that, physically,we were up for the fight and the battle.

"It's an improvement from previous performances here. We've got to be proud of that point. We have creative players and also the guys that were already here, they are doing very well."

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