By Chris Harris

Theo Walcott thinks Arsenal are a team to fear in the Champions League.

The England star was in blistering form on Wednesday night and broke the deadlock with a delightful chip as Arsène Wenger’s side beat Villarreal 3-0 at Emirates Stadium.

That win was Arsenal’s eighth in their last 10 games and set up a mouthwatering Semi-Final against Manchester United. Walcott’s pace and trickery ran Villarreal ragged and he is hoping to have a similar effect on the European champions.

“Everyone is buzzing and that’s the feeling we want to get on the pitch,” he said.

“As soon as we walk on the pitch we want teams to be scared of us. That’s what we’re getting at the moment.

“We’ve got a great chance [of going through to the Final] and the result tonight showed that. Hopefully other clubs will be scared of us.

“It will be very difficult against Man United. We play them in the Premier League quite regularly and we do well against them but they are probably the best team in the world. 

“We will find it tough but if we dig in and play like we did tonight I’m sure we will be fine.”

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16 Apr 2009