Theo Walcott has had his ups and downs this season, but the talented winger hit a new low in the first half of Arsenal’s game against Tottenham last month, when he was continually barracked by the Arsenal fans when they went 2-0 down early in the match.
He admitted that he couldn’t wait for the half-time whistle, despite the Gunners recovering to 2-2 before the break, but he was galvanised into action in the second half and scored twice as Arsenal went on to win the game 5-2.
Walcott said: “In the first half of that game it wasn’t quite happening for me, but I was still trying – perhaps too hard, really – and I wasn’t hiding, Although we came back to 2-2, part of me wanted the first half to end because of how things had been going for me.”
“You can tell when people aren’t happy, and it’s not nice. But getting those goals was great for me and for the fans – and hopefully I can show a bit more of that than I have lately.”
“I’ve only just turned 23 and people sometimes forget that – players often aren’t breaking into the team until around this age, and I’ve played a lot of games. There’s a lot more to come from me.”
that win over Spurs seemed to be the turning point for Walcott as well as Arsenal, and the England international has played in starring role in Arsenal’s seven-game winning run. There certainly haven’t been many boos heard at the Emirates lately!