Saturday, 15 January 2011

Walcott breaks personal milestone in West Ham win + Wenger reaction

Theo Walcott marked his 100th league appearance in an Arsenal shirt by scoring one and creating another in his team's 3-0 victory over West Ham United.

The 21 year-old scored his sixth league goal of the season with his left foot from a neat cut back from Robin Van Persie.

Speaking after the game, Walcott preferred to talk about the team's performance rather than his own personal achievements.

He said:
"All these stats keep getting better, and it's always nice to get goals.
"But the most important thing was that the team won, we kept a clean sheet so we're very happy."
The attacker added: 
"It was clear we've learnt from our mistakes.
"It showed today. It was a bobbly pitch at times but keeping a clean sheet is important.
"Now we're not thinking about anyone else in the table, just concentrating on ourselves. We're happy just to be where we are and we need to keep on plugging away and keep enjoying our football."
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger also praised his side following a defeat in the first leg of the Carling Cup semi final against Ipswich Town and a draw in the third round of the FA Cup against Leeds United.

The Frenchman said:
"It's been a busy week but we started strongly and remained strong.
"We had plenty of chances, our technical ability came out again today and we were consistent and convincing."

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