Minutes after the final whistle at Selhurst Park, with Arsenal having been embarrassed by a much more determined Crystal Palace, Theo Walcott talked to Sky Sports, and admitted that the win went to the team that seemed to want it more.
You could sense that from the kick-off. You could tell they wanted it more. It was an uphill battle
the England international said, without trying to find any excuses.
That’s not Arsenal at all. Tonight wasn’t us. We’re very disappointed and have let the fans down. We have to respond
Walcott commented, looking rather perplexed, since Arsenal were coming from two positive results.
We thought we had bounced back from that bad patch with the draw against Manchester City and win against West Ham. It doesn’t look like it after this. We don’t go out there to lose games, we work the best we can. Tonight it didn’t happen. We can only apologise
were the words of Arsenal’s captain in last night’s match. As for the fans, Hector Bellerin tried saluting the Gunners’ faithful who went to Selhurst Park, but he got booed and immediately turned away, with team-mate Oxlade-Chamberlain putting his arm around him in what was a very unpleasant moment for the Spanish defender.