Theo Walcott insists Arsenal's young team can compete for trophies.

"There are brilliant, fantastic, world-class young players at this club. Results like Chelsea and Manchester United were superb, so we just need to overcome the smaller clubs as well. Which we will," the England international told the Daily Express.

"Obviously many players are still learning as well. We gained such a lot of experience last year, only four points off first position.

"We just have to look back at that season, look how well we've done and we deserve to be there.

"We've got to have belief in ourselves and we'll do it."