The 24 year old smashed home a superb volley to open the scoring against the Gunners Group F opponents midway through the second half.
The Englishman enjoyed his best season in an Arsenal shirt last year, but so far hasn’t been able to find his scoring boots this season but feels his goal against Marseille will bring many more.
Speaking to Arsenal official website, he said:
The cross came in and the full back missed it. It felt like the ball was in the air for a decade and I managed to keep my eye on it and [it was] pure technique into the top corner.
It meant a lot getting off the mark [for the season]. Hopefully there are going to be more to come now. I started pretty late last year and I finished as top goalscorer so it’s a good sign. I’m pretty sure of that.
Arsenal stretched their unbeaten run in away games to 10 with last nights triumph and Walcott believes that has helped the Gunners. He added:
It just shows how consistent we are away from home. We just need to be a bit more consistent at home now, that’s the next big step. If we show that, we can really go far this season. I really believe that.
That record shows how much hard work everyone has [done] and it’s definitely something to be proud of, being part of that. It just shows how special this team is and how gifted these players are. I think we’re starting to believe that and you can see that in the performances.
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The likes of Aaron Ramsey has shone in every single game. It’s beautiful to play with him. It’s fantastic to see him playing very well. He’s had a lot of injury problems and I’m so happy for him.
Theo Walcott started 43 games in all competitions last season and scored 21 goals while providing 16 assists in what was his most productive season in an Arsenal shirt.
The season so far has been below average for Walcott as he failed to score in any of the club’s first 6 games in spite of having plenty of chances in all of them and he only opened his account today against Marseille with a wonderfully taken volley to give Arsenal a crucial lead. However he has struggled to find the back of net inspite of an array of opportunities until now, which doesn’t bode well for the season ahead.
Even though this season hasn’t been great but we should remember the fact that the Englishman also didn’t start last season on a great note but only picked up during the end of last year so hopefully he can do the same thing this time too.
What say Gonners? Can he improve his goal tally from last season?