Walcott: Boss faith rewarded

  • Last Updated: September 3 2013, 10:08 BST

Theo Walcott says Arsenal are 'buzzing' after rewarding the faith shown in them by Arsene Wenger with positive results.

Theo Walcott: Has seen Arsenal respond positively to opening day setback
Theo Walcott: Has seen Arsenal respond positively to opening day setback

The Gunners were jeered from the field by their own supporters on the opening day of the Premier League season, with a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa suggesting all was not well at Emirates Stadium.

Theo Walcott

14. Theo Walcott

Title Number
Appearances 17 (5)
Goals 7
Assists 5
Yellows 2
Reds 0
*Current Season

But the north London outfit have offered the perfect response - securing a safe passage through to the group stages of the UEFA Champions League and collecting back-to-back victories in two London derbies.

Arch-rivals Tottenham were the latest to come unstuck against revitalised Arsenal on Sunday, before a busy transfer deadline day saw Wenger land Mesut Ozil in a club-record deal from Real Madrid.

Harmony has seemingly been restored to the Gunners camp and Walcott is delighted to see the club heading in the right direction once more.

He said in The Sun: "The way we have reacted to that defeat has been fantastic.

"The manager has got behind us and showed his belief in us and the players have reacted. We are all working hard to prove something this season.

"There was a great feeling in the dressing room after the Spurs game. It was such an important match for the players and the fans and we're all buzzing to have won."


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