Date: 17th October 2016 at 3:25pm
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Arsenal are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Actually Garth is now down as a ‘Football Analyst’ these days, a posh term for a pundit then!

The performance by Theo Walcott in the three two victory over Swansea City at the weekend at the Emirates Stadium was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other, in the opinion of the former Spurs striker anyway, most impressive performers in the topflight over the latest weekend.

I think we’ll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Crooks, we’ll also not argue with it, selected Walcott as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

‘Arsenal should have scored a hatful against Swansea and Walcott should have netted most of them. In the end, it didn’t matter as the England international scored two goals and the Gunners won the match. However, the notion that Walcott should do for England what he does for Arsenal is a real misunderstanding of the situation. Seldom do you see international teams defend like Swansea and adopt such an alarming inability to defend set pieces – and neither does the England team have world-class players like Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez to call on every time there is a crisis. In the meantime, Walcott can wallow in the luxury of genuine, world-class talent and England will just have to cope.’

It’s always good to see the club represented in this way, and well played to Walcott for his recognition, but the most important thing about the weekend was of course the three points.

Full Team:

Maarten Stekelenburg (Everton), Winston Reid (West Ham), David Luiz (Chelsea), Ashley Williams (Everton), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Joe Allen (Stoke City), Victor Moses (Chelsea), Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Theo Walcott (Arsenal).

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