Theo Walcott says the type of performance Arsenal produced in their dominant 3-0 victory over Chelsea on Saturday has been “quietly coming”.
The Gunners’ glitzy first-half performance put them into an unassailable three-goal lead at half-time, thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez, Walcott and Mesut Ozil.
Walcott thinks their latest Premier League victory was down to hard work on the training ground in the lead up to the match.
“We worked really hard in the week. We know what has happened in the past but it is all about now,” Walcott told Sky Sports.
“The guys did really well today. It has been quietly coming. We are all working for each other. Everyone is focused.
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“We have been here before. We are not doing ourselves any harm. We just want to keep doing our business. If we keep clean sheets we will win games because we can score goals.
“I was in the right place at the right time for the goal. I am obviously pleased with that. You could sense in the PSG game that it was tough but we got through it. The experience is bedding in to this team now. We were disciplined.”
Walcott’s team-mate Alex Iwobi produced a man-of-the-match performance against Antonio Conte’s men and the youngster has hailed the Gunners’ mental strength.
“We have started the season well and we are mentally up for every game. We are playing very well and training well, translating what we are doing behind the scenes into matches,” said Iwobi after the match.