The Arsenal forward insists their recent poor form has proved they have the character to compete
Speaking to the Telegraph, Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has claimed that their recent run of draws, perceived by many as a spell of poor form, was in fact an indicator of them having character in the team this season.
The Gunners returned to winning ways on Sunday with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Bournemouth at the Emirates.
The victory brought about an end to a disappointing run of results for Arsene Wenger’s team, who had failed to win in their last three games in all competitions.
Arsenal's Theo Walcott
Those three games were against Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain, all of which they drew, drawing criticism from fans and pundits alike.
Walcott, though, insists that the fact they were not beaten in the game shows they have character in the dressing room this season.
“The last games we’ve played were big games, demanding a lot of the players,” he told the Telegraph.
“Ludogorets away, Tottenham, Manchester United, PSG. We’ve had some very tough games.”
“In recent years we might not have got the results we wanted. We’ve managed to squeeze out results which maybe we didn’t deserve. That shows the character in the dressing-room this year.”
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez
Walcott will now be hoping that the Gunners can rediscover their fine form from earlier in the campaign and continue to push for the title this season.
They are currently fourth in the table and just three points behind leaders Chelsea so they are very much in the mix once again this season.
With so many teams competing at the top this year, though, they will have to be at their best throughout and will be hoping this minor blip is just that.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger