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Walcott opens up on north London derby

The draw at home hurts, he says

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Walcott during this past Sunday’s match
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Theo Walcott opened up about this past weekend’s draw at home against rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Walcott had a chance to score in the match but unfortunately it was not to be, instead bouncing off the upright.

Looking back on it, Walcott said, “The touch just got away from me and I just thought about concentrating on hitting the ball. I think that’s the best I could’ve hit the ball and it caught everyone by surprise but, unfortunately it doesn’t even count as a shot on target.”

Furthermore, when asked whether or not Tottenham’s decision to go with three at the back surprised Arsenal, Walcott admitted, “It did, completely. Middlesbrough did that against us. Lots of teams are starting to do that now, with Chelsea probably the best at doing it at the moment. It was difficult to break them down but it was one of those games where there weren’t that many chances.”

Walcott made sure to thank the home fans for their “fantastic” support and added, “These games hurt me more than any other game.”