ARSENAL followers have slammed Theo Walcott for celebrating his objective towards the membership however the winger however has defended his actions.
The England star opened the scoring in Southampton’s 1-1 draw at the Emirates earlier than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rescued a degree for the hosts.
Arsenal followers slammed Theo Walcott for celebrating his objective for SouthamptonCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
The 31-year-old, who spent 12 years with the Gunners, expertly put his facet in entrance after dinking Bernd Leno lower than 20 minutes in.
But his resolution to wheel away along with his arms outstretched and have fun along with his Saints team-mates angered Arsenal followers watching at dwelling.
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One fan tweeted: “Walcott celebrating like that has misplaced a lot respect in my eyes.”
One other mentioned: “Wait however why did Walcott have fun like that? Very disrespectful.”
A 3rd added: “The extent of disrespect from Walcott celebrating is disgusting.”
Nonetheless, Walcott himself, who also accused his former team Arsenal of having a ‘lot of fear’, defended his resolution to have fun.
The winger informed Amazon Prime Video: “Scoring a objective, irrespective of who you play for, is likely one of the finest emotions.
“I’ve scored many targets right here [at Arsenal] however I’m in a Southampton shirt proper now and taking part in for Southampton is an enormous factor for me personally. Why not? Why wouldn’t I have fun.
“I’m having fun with my soccer. It was very unusual coming to the Emirates tonight with no-one right here, it is vitally unusual feeling.
“However I’m having fun with my soccer at Southampton. I really feel like a child once more. I really feel like I’m acting at a stage the place I wish to be and hopefully I can proceed this within the long-run.
“It looks like we now have misplaced two factors however we might have taken that in the beginning of the sport.”