Arsenal forward Theo Walcott took to Instagram and accepted that our equaliser against Manchester United will most likely go down as an own goal after previously insisting that he was going to claim the strike.
Walcott was introduced by Arsene Wenger 20 minutes before time and along with Jack Wilshere, the English internationals injected pace and invention into our display.
Walcott forced our goal with his cross-come-shot deflecting off Tyler Blackett and beating Victor Valdes at his near post. The 26-year-old initially insisted that he was claiming the goal.
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“You’ve got to take every goal that you can,” Walcott told Sky Sports.
“It was an important goal and I’m definitely going to claim that one.”
After a period of reflection however, it seems as though he’s had a change of heart and confessed to his 782,000 followers that it was an own-goal after all.
Away from the confusion surrounding our equaliser, Walcott has definitely given Wenger something to think about in terms of our upcoming fixtures.
Our lack of pace was evident against Manchester United and Swansea City, with the experiment of Aaron Ramsey operating on the right wing becoming slightly predictable.
It may be time for Wenger to unleash Alexis Sanchez and Walcott on either wing.
Check out Walcott’s message below.