Theo Walcott has revealed that nothing but three points will do when Arsenal travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford in their third game of the season. The Gunners lost 4-3 to Liverpool on the opening weekend and followed that up with a stalemate against Leicester City, which has put them five points behind the Manchester clubs and Chelsea, against whom they are likely to challenge for the title.

The 27-year-old scored to give the Gunners the lead against the Reds, but failed to find the net against the champions with little service coming his way from the midfield. Mesut Ozil is likely to be fit for the trip to Watford, which should improve their creativity from the middle of the park. The German came on as a second half substitute against Leicester and made life difficult for the champions in his brief stint on the pitch.

"I think if you look at the balance of the game, it started to open out towards the last 10 minutes. When we look back at this game we will see it as a fair result," he told Arsenal Player.

"We've come to the champions and we know it's not going to be easy. Not many people beat them. Only two teams, us being one of them, beat them last year. We want to have a similar sort of performance to when we last played Watford away. It doesn't matter how we play, as long as we get the three points.

"We've got a nice run of games now and we've got to think about all of the positives from today. Watford is going to be another tough game because every game is this season, so it's going to be very difficult."

Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott has been backed to shine for Arsenal this season Getty

The Gunners are still in the market to strengthen and have been thwarted in their pursuit of defender Shkodran Mustafi with Valencia unwilling to sell. The north London club have only completed two first team signings thus far in the form of Rob Holding and Granit Xhaka.