Theo Walcott has revealed the key to our success against Manchester United this past Sunday afternoon, and claims a secret meeting held by the players before the game inspired them to victory, as reported by The Telegraph.
The pacy Englishman claims the players wanted to repay the manager for the faith he’s shown, especially as he is the one who takes most of the criticism – as was seen after the Olympiacos debacle.
Walcott may not have got himself on the scorehseet, but he was key to our 3-0 victory over Louis van Gaal’s side. His off the ball movement was superb, and he was a constant threat to United’s defence – not to mention showing excellent composure to lay a goal on for Mesut Özil.
He was in confident mood after the game, and believes we’ve shown our credentials where the title is concerned.
“That was all for the manager without a doubt,” he said.
“The players spoke to each other on our own and we wanted to do this for the fans. It was the Arsenal of old, everything seemed to click. It sends a message to the Premier League we are here to be recognised no doubt.
“That first-half we were unbelievable, no one could have dealt with us. It was the best football I have been involved in. You could sense from kick-off that the desire was there. We should be playing like that every week.”
The team may have shown their credentials in terms of the title, but Walcott has certainly done so up front. He is starting to look like the striker we need, and the game against United really backs that up.
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The fact that Walcott claims it was the best football he’s been involved in is massive, and he was a large part of just how good the performance was.
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Hopefully we can kick on from here and continue playing this way, because if we do we are unquestionably title contenders.