Walcott dedicates Man United victory to Wenger

Date published: Monday 5th October 2015 12:04

Theo Walcott dedicated Arsenal’s victory over Manchester United to manager Arsene Wenger and the Gunners’ fans.

Walcott was one of the stars at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon as a central striker, but the irresistible pair of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil scored the goals as the Gunners ran out 3-0 victors.

The performance was all so typically Arsenal, with the side having been beaten 3-2 by Olympiacos in the Champions League in midweek, while struggling to hit consistent form in the Premier League.

Wenger had been heavily questioned in the press following European disappointment, and Walcott chose to dedicate an emphatic victory to the Frenchman.

“After the Olympiacos disappointment we started this game completely differently,” Walcott told Sky Sports.

“We caught them on the break, we maybe eased off in the second half but the clean sheet was crucial for the whole team today.

“This game will send out a message to the Premier League that we are ready to have a go this season.”

Walcott added: “I think we wanted it more.

“You could sense from kick off that the desire was there. We need that in every game. We should be playing like that every week.

“That first half we were unbelievable, no one could have dealt with us. It was the best football I have been involved in.”

He went on: “That was all for the manager without a doubt. 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.”

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