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Theo - Emirates is becoming a fortress

Theo Walcott believes Arsenal’s consistency at Emirates Stadium will help the club achieve more success in the future.

The Gunners have only lost two of their last 37 home Premier League matches since a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day of the 2013/14 campaign.

Arsenal responded to that by going unbeaten at the Emirates in the league for the rest of last season season and, after only suffering two defeats at home in 2014/15, Walcott is confident the Gunners can replicate past glories.

"We’ve been at the Emirates for nine years and that’s starting to be like a big fortress and starting to feel like Highbury was"

Theo Walcott

“Highbury was a fantastic arena - it was so passionate and everyone was together,” he told Arsenal Player. “We’ve been at the Emirates for nine years and that’s starting to be like a big fortress and starting to feel like Highbury was.

“There’s been a lot of special moments there. The amount of money that has come in to the club now and the players we’ve spent it on is the difference to what it was years and years ago.

“The fact that we always qualify for the Champions League has never changed and that’s great. But it’s been a long time coming. It’s a massive club - it always will be a big club and I think it’s getting bigger and bigger.

“The club is going to move on from where it was. We had some fantastic years just before I came here and I think we are going to start to get those back, definitely.”

Theo Walcott celebrates after giving Arsenal the lead

Theo Walcott celebrates after giving Arsenal the lead

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