It was only about four days ago that Theo Walcott was saying that Arsenal can beat anyone if they play to form, and sure enough they went on take all three points off Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
Although, Theo admitted that they had to stick to their game plan, and it also helped that we had Petr Cech in goal of course. “It was just one of those days when we had to be patient,” the England striker said on Arsenal.com. “We knew we were not going to have a lot of the ball and we had to go at them on the counter-attack.
“You can’t just chase them – if you chase the ball you just get passed around and you are going to lose so much energy. There is no need to do that.
“You just have to bide your time. Once they lose the ball they pressure quite quickly. If you can counteract that first pressure you have a chance.
“We were getting at them while we could and dropping back while we had to and obviously the goals came at great stages.
“Everyone did their jobs really well and I have to say Petr in goal was fantastic and made a number of very, very important saves. Everyone worked really hard and deserved it.
“There was a lot of pressure on us, we knew we couldn’t lose but a win was a massive ask. The confidence is just flowing through the team at the moment, you can see that.
“Results show that, and if we continue this you never now where it is going to take us – we are looking really strong.”
We certainly are Theo. Our only big danger is that we get so confident that we think we only have to turn up to win in some games, like Against West Ham, Zagreb and Olympiakos. Maybe those lessons will have taught the team to take every game seriously. If we do that, then as Theo said: “…you never now where it is going to take us.”
Onwards and Upwards!