Theo Walcott caught up with former Arsenal team-mate Bacary Sagna in the tunnel after the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat to Manchester City and had a few words with the defender.
The England international had opened the scoring for the visitors with his 11th goal of the season but a poor second-half display saw City pick up all three points.
Goals from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling gave Pep Guardiola’s side victory as Arsenal put in a similar performance to midweek when they lost 2-1 to Everton at Goodison Park.
City’s ‘Tunnel Cam’ video posted on You Tube shows Walcott as he met with Sagna after full-time, giving him a quick embrace before telling him he “didn’t see the ball in the second half”.
Certainly Arsenal’s display after the break will worry manager Arsene Wenger and Walcott has also admitted it simply was not up to scratch.
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“We haven’t started the second halves very well,” he told Standard Sport. “In previous games leading up now, we have actually played better in the second half and been on the front foot.
“But yesterday we were on the back foot and City dominated
“We didn’t create any chances in the second half so are disappointed in that sense but you have got to give credit to City because they played some very good football at times and we found that difficult.”
Two defeats in a row have left Arsenal nine points behind leaders Chelsea and needed to return to form quickly to keep their title hopes alive, starting against West Brom on Boxing Day.