The banter between Arsenal star Theo Walcott and Tottenham Hotspur supporters reached an all-new level during the FA Cup match at the Emirates last January.
The England international striker was one of the stars of the show as he tormented North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur during Arsenal’s comfortable 2-0 victory.
Goals from Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky put the Gunners on their way, however, Theo Walcott’s game was ended shortly as he jarred his knee minutes before the final whistle following a challenge on Spurs star Danny Rose.
The 25-year-old was in trouble, and as he was stretched off the field, he felt the full brunt of a small number of Spurs supporters who enjoyed watching the striker leave the field early.
Walcott, however, responded to what he later perceived as banter by notoriously forming a hand gesture reading 2-0 – the score-line – and it was a photo which was later published all over the front pages.
Unfortunately for the Arsenal man, the cruciate ligament injury ruled him out for the rest of the Gunners’ season as well as this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
Fast forward five months, and following Arsenal’s 1-0 Premier League victory over West Bromwich Albion in the last game at the Emirates stadium for the 2013/14 season, Walcott was at it again.
During the annual lap of honour in appreciation of the supporters, Theo Walcott was snapped using the same 2-0 hand gesture he used on January 4th.
For Tottenham Hotspur and Walcott, this banter certainly hasn’t ran its course.