Robin van Persie says Arsenal's success is down to the lack of rotations employed by manager Arsene Wenger.

"I like the fact that we play together week in, week out," he said after the victory at Steaua Bucharest. "Some teams switch - for example Liverpool - that is OK if they choose that.

"But when Cesc gets the ball I know what he is thinking about. When Ade gets the ball I know what I can do for him. Everybody knows their part.

"We played Saturday and then Tuesday and now Sunday this week. It will be physical and hard [for the same side]. But we think we can win things this way."

Meanwhile, Arsenal starlet Theo Walcott has revealed the secret behind Arsenal's stunning start to the season - bonding over dinner.

He said: "We've had a meals with all the players, wives and girlfriends. We never did that last season but it shows how good team spirit is."