Theo Walcott believes Arsenal have been Europe’s best side in 2015. Photograph: PA

Theo Walcott has risked widespread ridicule by claiming that Arsenal are the best team in Europe this year.The Gunners had an unspectacular Champions (...)

Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici  stretches for the ball but  fails to stop a shot by Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in extra-time during the FA Cup semi-final  at Wembley. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Arsenal 2 Reading 1 (aet, 1-1 after 90 mins)A fumble from Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici in extra time handed Arsenal a 2-1 victory and a place in t(...)

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates afteer scoring his team’s fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium. Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Arsenal 4 Liverpool 1Arsenal kept up the pressure at the top of the Barclays Premier League as Liverpool were blown away 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium.A(...)

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott has been linked to numerous summer transfers. Photo: John Sibley/ Reuters

Arsène Wenger has defended Theo Walcott following criticism of the Arsenal forward’s performance for England against Italy, saying that he is still re(...)

 Andros Townsend scores  England’s equaliser past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during the friendly international     at the Juventus Stadium  in Turin. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Italy 1 England 1As Gary Lineker volunteered a few minutes in, let’s hope Harry Kane can come out of this scoring slump. England’s new striker found i(...)

Aaron Ramsey scores  Arsenal’s second goal in their Champions League round of 16 second leg match against AS Monaco  at Stade Louis II. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Monaco 0 Arsenal 2 (3-3 on agg, Monaco advance on away goals)The lesson for Arsenal is they cannot leave themselves needing these kind of feats of esc(...)

Aaron Ramsey scores Arsenal’s  second goal in the Premier League clash against West Ham at the   Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Arsenal 3 West Ham 0Olivier Giroud’s thunderbolt helped Arsenal see off the challenge of West Ham and cement their place in the top four of the Premie(...)

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud misses a chance to score in the second half. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Oh, Olivier. Probably best to look away now. There is, it seems, something about this time of year that really doesn’t agree with Arsenal’s chief goal(...)

An early Olivier Giroud brace helped Arsenal cruise past Middlesbrough to reach the FA Cup last eight. (Photograph: EPA/ANDREW COWIE)

Arsenal 2 Middlesbrough 0Two goals down and heading out of the FA Cup, the 5,000 Teesiders in the Clock End tried to look at the silver lining at the (...)

Theo Walcott doubled Arsenal’s lead in their 2-1 win over Leicester City at the Emirates. (Photograph: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal 2 Leicester City 1Nigel Pearson says that he can look after himself and so, on this evidence, can his Leicester City team. Two goals down desp(...)