Posted on March 09, 2016 by ADMIN

Walcott’s goals could be key to Arsenal trophies this season

Everyone Arsenal fan was very happy to see Olivier Giroud finally get back on the scoresheet after 11 barren games were pointing to a total lack of form, but in my view the last two goals by Theo Walcott outshone the Frenchman by a mile.

Let’s be brutally honest here, both of Giroud’s goals were lucky. Yes he had to be in the right place to score but did you notice that both of them were assists from Hull players! Maybe that means that the fact he was the proud father of a baby boy the night before has given him back the little bit of luck he needs to put the ball in the net, whereas the two that Walcott scored means that the Englishman has finally got his confidence back.

Both of them reminded me of Thierry Henry, especially the first where he slid it out of reach of the keeper into the corner, but the second was even more impressive to find a way through at a tight angle.

Maybe Theo was finding it hard to take the responsibility of being the main striker and only needed to return to the flanks to regain his confidence, which he alluded to after the game, as well as reminding us all he is a team player. “Goals breed confidence personally but what is more important is that the team wins. It’s all about the team tonight,” he told thefa.com.

“We got a clean sheet and that’s always the first thing on everyone’s list. We always know we’re going to score goals but as we look back on a great night, the only disappointment is the injuries that we have had.”

“I have been playing out on the left quite a lot and I have probably missed playing out on the wing – it’s different challenge for me.

“The manager has got so many good options and I have always said I can play in any of the front three positions. Hopefully I have shown the manager what I can do but it’s about the team.

“We have got a good tie next. At home is always good to have that support from the crowd, the fans will behind us and we want to do well in this competition and hold on to the trophy.

“There’s a sense in the dressing room that we want to do it again this year and after that performance why not?”

Being English, maybe Walcott appreciates the importance of the FA Cup more than most of our squad, but he definitely proved his hunger to get back into the team and help us to win it again. I think if he stays out on the wing now, it can only be productive for Arsenal during the rest of the season, and also maybe for England at the World Cup?

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29 thoughts on “Walcott’s goals could be key to Arsenal trophies this season

    1. GoonerLad

      Right ? He talks too much like Mertesacker and fans like the author of this article always fall for their words. 3 goals in 18 games and all of a sudden Theo is considered a key factor to our title challenge ?? Sorry but he’s been missing when we needed him the most, don’t see that changing anytime soon for either of our strikers. For now let’s just keep Welbeck as a CF because he actually shows urgency on the ball unlike the other forwards.

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  1. John Legend

    Let us win the next game first. When our players talk too much, the play rubbish next.
    A game at a time with cool heads on and off the pitch can only do these Guys good

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  2. ArseOverTit

    Walcott took his 1st goal nicely last night. Unfortunately there never seems that composure in games against bigger opposition or where we aren’t leading.

    Anyway, his and Oliviers converted Hull gift were important of course.

    But we were rubbish last night and it could have been oh so different..if hull weren’t so ordinary

    Tougher tests ahead. Let’s see.

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    1. sevenitti

      Ayy, it’s not really that promising when we need a gift from Hull to pop dat cherry. From then on they had to score, and they opened up more in the back. The following goals were to be expected of a top4 pl vs championship-club. Nice to see the players score again, but let’s not get over our heads… Tougher matches are ahead!

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  3. ArseOverTit

    Before the Hull gift, we were devoid of any creativity and against a well drilled defensive unit we were finding it hard to carve out anything (accept Theo’s offside effort).

    Play was flat and disjointed.

    The free goal gave our strikers some interest after that and we seemed a little more interested. But for me, the score line hides a lot as did the fortunate (Theo’s 2nd, OGs 1st) goals.

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  4. damochy

    Fantastic….let’s just put our hopes on a striker that has scored less than 10 goals all season in all competition, fabulous!!!….we can do with recalling Sanogo too, after all he scored a hat trick few days ago….with the fearsome prolific front line up of Giroud, Walcott and Sanogo am supremely confident we can win the treble…MSN and Barce should be quaking in their boots by now, be afraid,be very afraid, then SWG is coming for you lollll

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  5. Eddy Hoyte

    I see no luck in goals..Giroud scored the first cus he was there at the right time after the defender’s mistake..same was his second. No luck in scoring, I tell you some strikers would still miss those chances Giroud converted .but dats not to say i am suddenly going hey the team’s back to its best ..i can only hope its a good run from now on

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    1. Sam, need a striker

      “I tell you some strikers would still miss those chances Giroud converted”
      I tell you most (if not all) strikers score most of the chances Giroud missed … Ask Ozil, if in doubt …

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      1. Jim A

        I tell you that most strikers are not going to head the ball down to a team mate like OG did for 2 important wins this year.

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    2. Kotte

      Eddy Hoyte are u really serious ‘no luck in scoring’..jst bcoz we won dont tok bullish coz i knw the nxt time we dnt win you will be saying ‘we played well but just UNLUCKY we cudnt score’

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      1. Eddy Hoyte

        Kotte I have never ever blame any of our loss on act of being unlucky..so you can just respectfully willingly keep your mouth shut!

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  6. Sam, need a striker

    “I think if he stays out on the wing now, it can only be productive for Arsenal during the rest of the season, and also maybe for England at the World Cup?”
    I think if he stays out on the bench and give more chances to Welbeck and Campbell, that will be more productive for Arsenal … He goes missing most of the time, gives the ball too too easily …

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  7. goonerboy

    Here we go again!!! Walcott’s goal key to our trophies???, too too soon to say that! He was not in the game in the first half..surprised?
    Before the Hull defender assisted our first goal, I was wondering where the goal would come from…
    Am happy we got some overdue luck yesterday! Let’s see how Walcott play V Watford

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  8. cheeterspotter

    Pardon my sarcasm but ANYBODIES goals. Thats the main reason we have flounderd in 2016.
    P’S How refreshing seeing those ‘distant’strikes from the new midfield addition even though they were saved.Wenger will soon coach that out of him.

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  9. infumous25

    Good win yesterday…need something to give us a bit of confidence…But lets not get ahead of ourselves yet we need to get a good run going…with Ramsey out Wenger has no excuse not to play Campbell who put in another great performance all over the field and his assist for Walcott’s first was nothing short of Ozil like! (I pray he does not leave and Wenger starts playing him more because if he goes we will regret it similar to United letting go of Pogba)…Per and Gab wont be out for long if they are out at all….I am also happy that Sanchez did not play he needs to get his hunger back and with him scoring against spurs and then not playing last night I hope he gets it back

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  10. olabans

    so this lad as turn to world class player now, because he score yesterday. please sell this guy to westham for their bidding price (27mil pound) and sell ox to man u or city and use the money to by for aubameyang or dybala

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    1. Kotte

      Ox is a gud player i think Wenger has jst failed to motivate that guy…sell him to gurdiola or mourinho and he can be a worldclas winger…on the other i will give Walcot 4 free!

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    2. ArseOverTit

      Dybala is with Juve. We missed that boat.

      Maybe in a year or so when his price has quadrupled!

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  11. olabans

    so this lad as turn to world class player now, because he score yesterday. please sell this guy to westham for their bidding price (27mil pound) and sell ox to man u or city and use the money to buy aubameyang or dybala

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  12. summerbreez

    Arsenal were bad but not as bad as Hull and wolcott was useless throughout the match yes he scored 2 beautiful goals and i am happy for him but beside his goals he was awful his corner kick were very bad most of his passes didn’t come through he is a senior player i respect him for that but if he cant take corner kicks why take them I am glad he scored and I hope he will gain confidence and do better cause he is a senior player and an Arsenal player and will always support him but he got to do better for his own sake and ours I was very nervous trough the game as we were losing players throughout the game but well done Iwobi campbel and the big daddy12 and wollcott for the win and well done Arsenal for keeping it clean Its a big win for sure and very happy with it we need this fighting spirit and goals to continue on to the end come on you Arsenal

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  13. Durban Gunner

    Iwobi and Campbell were excellent, that pass to Theo from Campbell was exquisite

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  14. TR7

    a long goal drought that even our strikers have forgotten how to celebrate for a goal..

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  15. Josh

    Does it matter how we get d goals? I don’t care bout how, as long as they put the ball in d net… 3points secured in every game, the league would have been ours to win long before now. Get lucky, get gifted, get dirty, get…. Wateva, just win the games, points won n Case closed…. Afterall, do leicester play fancy or dirty?…. Maybe a big game or a small game, I hope the win will be the kick off to a long and incredible winning streak. Whatever… COYG, keep winning n the title is ours.

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  16. Josh

    Does it matter how we get d goals? I don’t care bout how, as long as they put the ball in d net… 3points secured in every game, the league would have been ours to win long before now. Get lucky, get gifted, get dirty, get…. Wateva, just win the games, points won n Case closed…. Afterall, do leicester play fancy or dirty?…. Maybe a big game or a small game, I hope the win will be the kick off to a long and incredible winning streak. Whatever… COYG, keep winning n the title is ours.
    And for the fans who’s got gut to put dt banner about Arsene wenger, kudos, wish I cld give y’all one big hug.

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  17. Stef_Hur

    I think we were extremely lucky yesterday. 3 from 4 goals were the opposition’s faults and only Walkott’s first came from a nice counter attack which would have not happened if we weren’t already 2-0 up.
    So what are you saying Admin? That the fact that our two main strikers put in a decent shift yesterday and were not inadequate as always now makes us favourite to win silverware this season? Sheer luck will not get us very far I’m afraid…

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  18. jonm

    Its good that sanchez scored in last game and now walcott and giroud have scored, its lack of goals which has been our downfall recently. Whether this will turn our season round, only time will tell.

    The issue though is the distribution of the goals, we needed two more against swansea, one more against tottenham and one against hull would have been enough.

    I am expecting a decent run of games now fourth place is in jeapordy. I am really diappointed with the team/management this season, they keep bottling great opportunities to win PL.

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