Arsenal star Theo Walcott seemed apologetic following our 1-0 win against Newcastle United and admitted that he missed some gilt-edged chances which he should have converted, he told Arsenal Player.
Walcott was given his chance to shine through the middle as Arsene Wenger dropped Olivier Giroud to the bench, but the England man missed a few clear opportunities in the first half.
As Newcastle United played the majority of the game with 10 men, space in behind their defence was limited which eventually removed the one threat Walcott poses when playing in that role.
Walcott himself voiced his frustrations at not being able to repay the faith Wenger showed in him.
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“The manager gave me an opportunity and it’s a shame I couldn’t help him out there by getting those goals but they’ll come,” Walcott told our media channel.
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“It was difficult after they went to 10 men, but you need to be able to adapt.”
It seems as though Wenger was hoping that Giroud or Walcott would start the season in impressive fashion and dispel any notions that we need a striker.
However, that hasn’t transpired and our wastefulness in front of goal has only emphasised the theory that Wenger can only rectify our issues by delving into the transfer market.
With days left until the window shuts, the optimism among Arsenal fans is dwindling by the hour.