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Walcott aiming to steer Everton to the top four finish

Everton winger Theo Walcott is certainly aiming high after he has said that he is targetting a top-four finish with the Toffees this season.

Everton are currently sitting in 11th place in the Premier League, six points behind fourth-placed Arsenal after a mediocre start to the season.

Excitement was high on Merseyside this summer following the appointment of Marco Silva, but the change from Big Sam’s defensive style to the more progressive and forward thinking football of Silva has taken a little time to come together.

However, the Blues have won their last two games against Fulham and Leicester City respectively, with Gylfi Sigurdsson taking a starring role in each game, and now former Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has revealed his lofty ambitions for the season.

“Me personally I’m hoping for a top-four finish, I really am. I’ve set my goals really high,” he told EvertonTV.

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“I’m a positive guy so I genuinely think we’re going in the right direction.

“You need to be realistic as well and think maybe that’s a bit too far-fetched, but I think sixth is reachable.

“We just have to start turning those draws into wins, it’s as simple as that.

“We’re not far off, I really don’t think we are. I think you can judge us fairly when everyone is back fit.”

While his comments may seem a little ambitious, many of Silva’s summer signings are yet to truly make an impact, with Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina yet to make a single appearance for the club due to injury, while Bernard has been eased in gradually.

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