Walcott confident Arsenal are back on the up

Rachel Hardy
April 15, 2017

Arsenal, fifth in the Premier League table, will look to secure back-to-back league wins for the first time since January when they travel to relegation-threatened Crystal Palace on Monday, live on Sky Sports. A bit premature maybe Theo?

After a quiet first half, Mesut Ozil, on his 150th appearance for the Gunners, fired home from the edge of the box after being gifted possession by Jose Fonte. And we were also good on counter-attacks.

Goalkeeper: We have something of a goalkeeper crisis to deal with as the Mirror reported earlier this evening that David Ospina is set to miss out tomorrow after suffering a back problem against Man City.

Nonetheless, they'll be confident of getting back to winning ways against a free-falling West Ham, who sustained a fourth successive loss on Saturday by going down 2-1 at Hull.

"No one expected Liverpool to draw against Bournemouth, but that is the way it is and that is why we love and enjoy playing in this league". What do you guys think?

"Goals consistently engender self-confidence in players, but Mesut is an excellent player", said Walcott.

"He has put his head down, worked hard in training and the rewards showed today, as simple as that".

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"Players that come in don't improve the first 11, and that is not good enough at Premier League level".

"We have a little handicap on the points front".

The hosts did eventually begin to find some joy down the right flank, with West Ham left back Arthur Masuaku struggling to cope with the pace and trickery of Hector Bellerin and Walcott.

"I didn't lose my belief in them, they are good players". We need to find the spots where is really risky, maybe sometimes play a long ball that Alexis can run on to, rather than giving him a pass to feet, where he has to turn and face three or four of the opposition.

"We know deep down that we have to forget about that as quickly as we can and get a win on Saturday".

Those finishes took the Gunners' season total to 101 across all competitions - already 10 more than they managed in the entirety of last term.

Having been soundly beaten by Arsenal on Wednesday night, West Ham are just five points off the bottom three.

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