The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott got a rare start in a League game yesterday against Tottenham, but he was instrumental in helping the Gunners to a 5-2 and even scored the final goal when moved into the centre-forward position towards the end.
Tottenham took the lead early on but Arsenal took over after Adebayor was sent off (even I took advantage as I was given some free football bets and backed Arsenal to win after Adebayor gave Spurs the lead!) and Walcott believes that the Gunners fully deserved all three points.
“I think the better team won,” he said. “They did have some good patches but in the grand scheme of things I think we deserved to win.
“We were very ruthless going forward and had five different goalscorers, which hasn’t happened for a while.
“It’s funny that it’s the same scoreline as last year – who would have thought that?”
Walcott was then asked if confidence had been very low in the Arsenal dressing room after their recent run of bad results, and he replied: “It has been up and down,”
“I am starting to get back into the team, and we have people like Santi Cazorla who has shone in his first season in England, Olivier Giroud is starting to show what he can do, Lukas Podolski is getting goals which is very useful and we have Jack [Wilshere] back.
“I think the confidence has always been there. But this was a massive win for us.”
Let’s all hope that, like last season, the 5-2 win over our greatest rivals will help us kick on and salvage something from this season (Fourth place and a League Cup trophy anyone?)