Date: 30th August 2016 at 3:57am
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Theo Walcott has been giving his thoughts on the weekend’s victory over Watford and he was pleased with the performance Arsenal put in.

Making the trip to Vicarage Road in search of our first three points of the 2016/17 season, Walcott told the Official Site that he felt the showing on the day ‘had a bit of everything’ and was a step up on the other performances so far this season – especially defensively.

Taking the three one victory with first half goals coming from Cazorla, Sanchez and Ozil, Walcott explained that one of the main differences between the Leicester showing, was also the fact that we took our chances on the day.

‘We played some very good football at but we didn`t really take our chances. Today, we did. It might have been a slightly quieter second half but we all worked tremendously well actually. We`re disappointed with the goal, but overall you`ve got to look at the three points. It was really important just to get the three points today. The performance, to be honest, didn`t really matter. We had a bit of everything today.’

He added.

‘The guys up front and everyone on the pitch all worked tremendously hard. We tend to play our best football when we win it very high up the field and we managed to do that. Especially in the first half, I think some of the football we played was just breathtaking to actually be part of. In the second half we always knew there was going to be a reaction from Watford and the next goal was obviously very important. They managed to get that and the defence will be very disappointed with that, like myself. But like I say, three points – that`s all that matters today.’

As for Watford more specifically and the performance, he did feel that three one was a decent reflection on the game, but he also knew that the margin of victory could’ve been slightly larger.

‘Overall you`ve got to look at the whole game itself and 3-1, but it could`ve been a lot more. It really could`ve been, especially in the first half like you say. But we all really worked hard defensively today. Leicester, keeping a clean sheet today, I felt that the whole team worked really hard. We wanted a reaction today, we`ve trained well throughout the whole week and hopefully now everyone can go to the international break and hopefully come back fit.’

With four points from a potential nine so far, he also knew it was about Arsenal building on this now to really get the season going.

‘We don`t want to get carried away. It`s only three games in, but it`s a good stepping stone. We`ve got a long way to go yet. We know there`s going to be points won in games everywhere, but like I said, the international break has probably come at a bad time for us really. But I`m sure we will bounce back from it when we come back.’

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