THEO WALCOTT delivered a damning verdict on former membership Arsenal whereas defending his objective celebrations on the Emirates.
Theo Walcott has defended his objective celebration towards former facet ArsenalCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang broke his goal drought with the equaliser that prevented Arsenal struggling their worst ever begin to a season.
However then Gabriel became the latest Arsenal star to be sent off after two yellow playing cards in 4 minutes.
Arteta’s struggling facet now have extra pink playing cards – THREE – of their final 5 video games than targets and ex-Gunner Walcott may sense issues have been badly improper at his outdated membership.
The previous England star, on-loan from Everton, stated: “I felt loads of worry in Arsenal tonight, to be trustworthy. They’re going by means of a really tough time and we’re one of many worst groups to play at this second in time.
“It exhibits how far we’ve come that we’re very upset to return away with out the three factors.”
Reflecting on his objective celebration which risked angering followers who as soon as chanted his title, Walcott added: “Scoring a objective, regardless of who you play, is without doubt one of the greatest emotions and I scored many targets right here.
“However taking part in for Southampton is a large factor for me so to attain a objective, why not? Why would not I have a good time?
Saints boss Hasenhuttl may additionally see that Arsenal’s wretched run had taken its toll on Arteta’s gamers.
Walcott claims he may sense loads of worry as Southampton drew 1-1 with the GunnersCredit score: AP:Related Press
Hasenhuttl stated: “They aren’t satisfied a lot about what they’re doing for the time being. You would really feel this.”
Arsenal captain Aubameyang boosted his personal confidence by scoring from open play for the primary time because the opening weekend of the season.
However the Gunners skipper admitted the group’s confidence was fragile and so they have been feeling the stress.
Aubameyang stated: “In the meanwhile we’re after all a bit nervous as a result of we want factors.
“We now have to remain chilly within the head. It was powerful on the finish however I believe the group gave every little thing to get that time.”
Arteta stated he hoped Aubameyang’s long-awaited objective would “unlock” him and the battling level can be a turning level for his group.
The Arsenal boss stated: “Contemplating we performed 35 minutes with 10 males, we now have to take the purpose as a result of we confirmed some resilience and character to hold in there for thus lengthy towards a extremely harmful group.
“However on the identical time we’re upset as a result of we got here again after conceding a objective. Once we had our greatest second once more we shot ourselves within the foot.
“It’s very tough to compete on this league whenever you play for such an extended interval with 10 males and we’re struggling for outcomes. It makes it much more sophisticated.
“They confirmed once more loads of character and resilience. They by no means gave up.
“After 1-0 I used to be anxious as a result of you can begin to see gamers hiding, and so they did utterly the alternative. Hopefully this unlocks him [Aubameyang] a bit of bit and issues will change.”
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