By Chris Harris

Theo Walcott believes Arsenal boast the strongest attack in the Premier League.

Arsène Wenger's side were back among the goals on Saturday when they swept aside West Ham United at Upton Park. Robin van Persie rifled the visitors ahead and Walcott fired home a second before winning a second-half penalty that Van Persie converted with aplomb.

The top flight's bottom club had no answer to Arsenal's firepower and Walcott insists that no team can match the Gunners when it comes to attacking options.

"The likes of Tottenham have got a very good forward line as well. But, playing for this team, I believe we've got the strongest," he said.

"We've got different options as well. Everyone is different and that's the great thing with this Arsenal team.

"Robin van Persie is so important to us. It's great to have his presence up front. I love playing with him. It's a great asset for us, he's scoring goals, back fully fit and is on a nice run because he's fully fit again.

"We have so much strength on the bench as well. We had Arshavin, Bendtner and Chamakh [at West Ham] and we've got a great squad. We've got to stay fit because it's going to be busy, busy until the end of the season.

"But if it's not going well for you then there's someone on the bench who can come in. That's the whole point of using the squad."

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