Theo Walcott’s frank admission as Arsenal end poor week with City defeat


Arsenal’s week could not have gone much worse as they slumped to two defeats in a row.

After being drawn against Bayern Munich in the last-16 of the Champions League, Gunners fans could really have done with cheering up.

Their side were unable to gain a single point from their two away fixtures against Everton and Manchester City, however, and all of their rivals won both their games.

Theo Walcott has every right to be frustrated after getting his team-mates off to the perfect start against City, scoring within five minutes at the Etihad.


Once Pep Guardiola’s men hit back with two goals from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling, Arsenal seemed to have no reply within their locker, and Walcott admits they simply didn’t create anything in the second half.

“We haven’t started the second halves very well,” the England international said, via the Evening Standard.

“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.”

Arsenal were widely criticised for their performance and general lack of effort when 2-1 down, but at least it seems they’re aware of their failings.

Arsene Wenger can’t allow them to drop any more points over the Christmas period, when they face West Brom on Boxing Day and Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day.

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