Arsene Wenger has attributed the goalscoring form of winger Theo Walcott to a new wave of determination to end the season very well.
The player, who was snubbed from the Three Lions team on his birthday, has netted three goals in four games. He provided the first equalizer in the crucial game against Man City on Sunday before adding another in the game against West Ham United.
After 32 games, Walcott have netted 19 times. He needs three more to the tally to exceed his previous records at the club.
“I was pleased to see Theo Walcott score again on Sunday. He now has three goals in his last four games and I think this season he has found more determination, a more aggressive attitude,” Wenger said, praising the efforts of the player.
Wenger praised the runs, receptions and strength of the 28-year old.
“I would say for many years he had not always had an adjusted finishing quality. But he’s improved a lot on his finishing and that’s why he scores more goals,” Wenger said.Continue reading
Arsenal’s search for the Premier League title seems to be an endless one as the English outfit has always managed to do an impressive run in the top tier English League but they just fail to deliver that final push that is needed to clinch the silverware that just slips away from the hands of Arsene Wenger.
During the 2015-16 season of the Premier League, Arsenal came 2nd
with only a few points behind Leicester City. In the season prior to that one, Arsenal snatched the 3rd
Theo Walcott has been wearing the Arsenal jersey since January of 2006 and the English player has voiced his thoughts concerning what the team needs in order to win more games and hopefully win the highly coveted Premier League silverware.
“We haven’t started the second halves very well. 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 obvious Man City dominated the ball’’Continue reading
Arsenal travelled to Old Trafford on November 19 as they faced off with Manchester United in a match that resulted in a 1-1 draw as each team secured 1 point from this encounter.
When the game was over and the referee blew the final whistle, Theo Walcott accepted responsibility for Manchester United’s goal as it was scored by Juan Mata and Walcott had the job of properly marking him in that particular moment but the Englishman failed to do it.
At the 68th minute, a pass was slipped in the middle of Arsenal’s own half and Juan Mata ran upfront before knocking it into the net of David de Gea and Theo Walcott was seen trying to make it in time to cover Juan Mata but Walcott did not arrive in time.Continue reading
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has stated that the whole team is brimming with confidence following their current good run.
He said that the players want to give the best for the team and this is what is resulting in the good performance on the pitch.
Theo Walcott was speaking after the match that saw the Gunners beat Bulgarian team Ludogorets 6-0 in the Champions League. Alexis had opened the score before Walcott added a second goal for Arsenal. It is, however, Mesut Ozil that will steal the show by scoring the first hat trick of his career. The other goal was scored by Oxlade-Chamberlain who was back in the team after a period on the bench.
Theo Walcott said that the players are pleased with the result especially with the way they controlled the game. He said that the objective of the team was to keep a clean sheet first and then win the game. They have managed to achieve both and that the manner the team played displays the confidence that is running through the team.
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott says that his teammates are very keen on returning back to the form when the club takes on Watford this weekend.
The game is an ideal opportunity for Arsenal to get the first win of the season. After an opening day loss against Liverpool, the gunners could only manage a 0-0 draw with Leicester City last weekend. Manager Arsene Wenger claimed that his team were now starting
to get back to their best after this poor start. His assertion will be proved only if the team gets a proper result against Watford.
Even though Walter Mazzarri’s team are also without a win this season, they have had come very close to getting positive results in both their games. They will be a formidable opposition for the gunners with their 3-5-2 formation. On paper, the next three games look winnable for Arsenal since they are up against Watford, Southampton, and Hull City. In fact, out of the next five matches, only the home match against Chelsea looks extremely tough. Pointing out this fact, Walcott says that it is imperative that Arsenal make the most out of the next five games. The England international also claimed that most of the Arsenal players were happy with the solitary point against Leicester last week.
Theo Walcott stated that the level of MLS football is constantly improving and that they are close to Premier League standard.
The Arsenal forward was speaking ahead of a game that will see the Premier League side face an MLS All-Star side. Theo Walcott believes that the MLS is developing well and it soon it will be able to challenge the European leagues for the best players.
He said that there is plenty of quality players that have left England and other European leagues and come and play in the MLS, and this has contributed to improving the level of football in the States. He said that there are many proofs that the MLS football is developing well and gaining momentum.
Theo Walcott stated that when he was a kid, he always heard about the NBA All-Stars team and now that there is an All-Star team for the MLS this is evidence that the game has developed well in the United States. He believes that there should be more games like these so as to show the MLS fans what the Premier League is all about and hopefully this can contribute to the development of the sport even more.
English Premier League side, Arsenal FC are reported to be interested in Lucas Vazquez from Real Madrid.
The player is widely believed to the replacement for struggling winger Theo Walcott at the emirates. Though Walcott is by no means a poor player, the ex-Southampton starlet still hasn’t really progressed to any great degree in North London despite his bright start in England.
The very pacy winger is believed to have raised concerns from head coach, Arsene Wenger as he hopes to strengthen his squad ahead of next season, after the clamour for his replacement gather weigh in light of his trophy less run. With Theo too easily knocked off of the ball despite regular weight sessions in the gym, the Frenchman might be well advised to look for a player with a bit more. This is where Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez has emerged as a genuine contender.
Vazquez can also get through some of the dirty work as well as some of the more refined aspects of the game. The player is also young and performing at Madrid. The 24-year-old has had something of a breakout season at Real thanks to injuries to the ‘BBC’ of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo. His run of games in top flight football has improved his confidence and his game has developed considerably.Continue reading
According to recent reports and rumors, Pep Guardiola is interested in signing Arsenal’s Theo Walcott and will attempt to lure him to the Etihad Stadium as soon as he arrives to Manchester City in the summer.
Despite having gone through a disappointing season with Arsenal, it seems like there still are believers out there that trust Walcott and are willing to try their luck with the 27 year old English player who has been dropped to the sidelines for most of the season.
Theo Walcott is getting consistent playing time with the first team but it’s mostly just a few minutes as he is being utilized as a backup option more than anything else.
At the beginning of the season, Walcott was the preferred starter in the centre of Arsenal’s attack but the Englishman just couldn’t secure his position as he failed to score goals or become any significantly important contributor for the Premier League club and this is evident by taking a look at his goal-scoring record in this season. Walcott has scored 7 goals in 23 appearances for Arsenal in their current campaign.Continue reading
Neymar would be open to the possibility of joining Paris St Germain in the future according to his agent.
The player’s future has become the topic of debate after revelations that he only has two years left on his existing deal. The current contract runs out in the summer of 2018 and there are only a handful of teams that will be able to afford the Brazilian superstar even if it means negotiating with the Catalan club. Paris, however, need not negotiate about bringing the forward, as they have vast sums of money to even consider paying the £ 194 million release clause.
A signing like Neymar will be a statement of intent by PSG, who have relied upon the ageing Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the past five years. Ibrahimovic is widely expected to depart the French capital in the summer perhaps for a move to the Premier League. The potential arrival of Neymar has been boosted by the lack of contract talks at the Camp Nou. The Spanish club believe that Neymar still has enough time left on his deal to negotiate later. There have been suggestions that Neymar would choose joining Manchester City over Paris at the final moment.Continue reading
Arsenal successfully negotiated a tricky FA Cup encounter against Sunderland to reach the fourth round of the competition. Arsenal, as the holders of the title, should not be surprised by teams looking forward to beat them over other top teams. The club has won the FA Cup title in back-to-back seasons. Defender Hector Bellerin now has set his sights on the third consecutive FA Cup title. Blackburn Rovers are the last club to have achieved this feat, but it was more than 100 years ago in the 1884-86 season. As the competition for the title has increased, teams have found it very difficult to defend the Championship.
Bellerin, though, claims that the entire team has set the target of achieving this feat. It would be easier said than done since Arsenal are already involved in two other competitions – Premier League and the Champions League. After having failed to win both these trophies in the last decade, Arsene Wenger is likely to put his priority in such competitions. Arsenal are especially in a great position when it comes to winning the league. The club has not done so since the 2003-04 season, but they lead the table after 20 games. Bellerin has been ever present for Arsenal in the last 12 months and this is likely to force Mathieu Debuchy out of the club in January.Continue reading