Search

Arsenal star fires warning to Chelsea, Man City and Man Utd after Spurs win

15:15 17 November 2012

Arsenal

Arsenal's Theo Walcott (left) beats Fulham's Steve Sidwell. Photo credit: Sean Dempsey/PA wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott can feel Arsenal’s confidence growing and believes today’s hammering of Tottenham showed their credentials.

The Gunners trailed to Emmanuel Adebayor’s early goal at the Emirates Stadium but after the Arsenal old boy was sent off, they roared back to win 5-2.

Walcott, who rounded off the win late on, told Sky Sports 2: “We showed people how good we are today.

“It’ll give us tremendous spirit, and we’ve got a lot of players back to fitness and everybody’s very confident.”

The dismissal of Adebayor, for a reckless lunge at Santi Cazorla, was undoubtedly crucial but Walcott backed referee Howard Webb’s decision.

“I didn’t really see it but I think he did go in quite two-footed and the referee’s made that decision,” the England international added.

Walcott’s goal was just reward for an enterprising display which also saw him provide the cross for defender Per Mertesacker’s equaliser.

“When you’ve got the big man up front there he’s going to cause havoc for anyone,” he said.

“I’ve just wanted to play and hopefully I’m showing people what I can do now.”

Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Cazorla were also on the scoresheet and Walcott praised the France striker, who is starting to find his feet after a slow start following his summer move from Montpellier.

“Olivier’s come in and people were saying things at the start but he just needed time,” Walcott added.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Thu, 19:04
Lianne Sanderson (right) celebrates with Natalia Pablos Sanchon after the Spanish striker's goal against Millwall. Pic: TGSPHOTO

Striker Lianne Sanderson is determined to play her part in recapturing a winning mentality at Arsenal Ladies in her second spell with the club.

Thu, 11:51
New Zealand's James Franklin bats

James Franklin is hopeful his bag of allsorts will give Middlesex plenty of options on the last stop of his cricketing journey.

Thu, 07:30
Zak Chelli

Times ABC’s Zak Chelli gained revenge for his controversial defeat by Ben Whittaker by scooping a gold medal at the GB Youth Three Nations Championship.

Arsenal fan Aarron Morgan shows off his International Masters belt at Emirates Stadium

Aarron Morgan believes he will benefit from being taken the distance in his successful International Masters light-middleweight title fight against Nodar Robakidze.

Most read sport

Competitions

Spruce up for spring with this beauty bundle from Justmylook!

Looking to update your look for spring? Well, you’re in luck.

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Islington Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder