Walcott speaks about what he discovered about Arsenal players

Theo Walcott came back to haunt Arsenal with Southampton after he scored the Saint’s goal of the game in their 1-1 draw at the Emirates last night.

The attacker spent 12 years at Arsenal after joining them from the Saints as a teenager in 2006.

He joined Everton in 2018 and moved on loan back to the South Coast this season.

He is one of the key members of a Southampton team that is flying high and threatening to break into the Premier League top six by the end of this season.

They looked like running away with all the points in the game against an Arsenal side that had lost their previous three league games.

Arsenal needed a win to boost their confidence and Walcott revealed after the game that the players at his former team were full of fear.

He said he could sense that.

Arsenal’s night moved from bad to worse when Gabriel Magalhaes was sent off after holding on to Walcott as the Englishmen pulled away from him.

“I felt a lot of fear in Arsenal tonight, to be honest,” he said to Amazon as quoted by Goal.com, after the game.

Arsenal didn’t win the game but they didn’t lose it either and Mikel Arteta will hope that his players can get a win when they face Everton at the weekend

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13 Comments

  1. Chuma Ikeazor says:

    Thank you Theo

  2. ArsenalWhy says:

    We spent years disparaging Theo when he played for us because our expectations were unrealistic. Compared to what we have now he was much better than we gave him credit for. Thank you Theo.

    1. jon fox says:

      Thank you for finally leaving Theo! A decade sooner would have been so much better.

  3. gotanidea says:

    It was obvious because we made too many long balls from the back. If we repeat that again at Goodison Park, Michael Keane and Yerry Mina would eat Aubameyang/ Lacazette/ Nketiah in the air

    It reminds me of the end of Pochettino’s tenure, when Spurs defenders made a plethora of unsuccessful long passes and clearances. The Gunners can be pragmatic and cautious, but they shouldn’t lose their confidence and guts

    1. Dan kit says:

      I think our form will depend when partey is back
      Until then our midfield looks embarrassing sh1t .
      With him in the side he looks like he can do 2 players job .and he might need to with the red cards we keep getting
      So sooner he’s back the better

      1. gotanidea says:

        I hope so, but I don’t think he could help us a lot if our midfielders are outnumbered by the Toffees’ and if our attackers can be handled easily by Keane/ Mina. I believe Partey would thrive if he gets more assistance in midfield

        1. ken1945 says:

          Got an Idea, what support are you thinking of?
          A defensive or offensive player?
          A creative player or a spoiling type player?.

          How much do you think either type of player would cost and have you any individual in mind…. or have we already got him at the club… and I don’t mean Ozil, but you might.

          1. gotanidea says:

            If Arteta insists on using 4-2-3-1, Ceballos or Willian can be the CAM. One of them and a DM can help Partey in winning the ball

            Ozil has no future at Arsenal, so better give the minutes to younger players

  4. ken1945 says:

    So why hasn’t MA used either Cebs or Willian as the CAM and either AMN or Elneny as the defensive midfielder with Partey?

    Wouldn’t a midfield of Elneny, Cebs or Willian and Elneny be the answer, with Partey out?

    But they have been available to MA since the season started, so why hasn’t he used it?

    1. lcw says:

      Well Ken at least we should give MA credit for realizing that Cebs or Willian are not suited for the CAM. As a matter of fact Ceballos is not suited for anything at Arsenal except take minutes away from our youngsters.

      As for Williams he is a part time winger that could give you 20 or 30 mn per game and that’s it.

      If MA is practical, he should recall Guendouzi and partner him with Partey but that takes courage. Between Guendouzi and AMN, we should get some production out of that position.

      If we are going down we might as well use our young players.

      1. ken1945 says:

        👍lcw 💯% except for Guendouzi – he needs to learn humility and realise what a team member is all about…. in my opinion.

      2. siamois says:

        So you’re giving credit to MA for realising that 2 players he signed are useless!🤔

    2. gotanidea says:

      Arteta surely knows better than me, hence he doesn’t use Ozil, Ceballos and Willian as CAM. But both Ceballos and Willian never had the chance to play as CAM under Arteta’s tenure, so trying them out at that position might be worth it

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