Arsenal winger Theo Walcott says they can make a statement with victory over title rivals Manchester City.

Walcott wants to sound an even more emphatic warning by sending Roberto Mancini's men packing - after their morale-boosting victory over Chelsea at the start of the Christmas period.

He said: "Our target is to beat them especially with home support behind us. We played well against Chelsea. Now we have a couple of days to relax. We don't want to think about it on our days off.

"We have had a busy few days. Everyone is looking forward to the game when it comes but at the same time everyone is looking forward to a little relax."

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