Date: 17th October 2016 at 3:26pm
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Following Arsenal’s three two victory over Swansea City on Saturday, having grabbed himself a brace on the day, Theo Walcott has admitted he should’ve really picked up the hattrick on the day with the chances he had.

Taking his season record to seven goals for the season in the game, he told the Official Site that in many ways the only thing the 90 minutes lacked was his hattrick, as it had everything else – including a tough end as we were down to ten men.

‘Not quite – it didn`t have a hat-trick from me! I was disappointed with a couple of chances at the end but when you`re down to 10 men, we had to work really hard today. It`s always difficult when you come back from international break. People come back from all parts of the world and you only get a short amount of time to actually train together before you`re at it again. But yeah, when you`ve got 10 men in the Premier League it`s not easy, but Swansea, they caused us a lot of problems but when it was 11 men it was quite even to be honest. But yeah, a very good three points in the end, definitely when you look at other results today.’

One talking point from the game was Mesut Ozil’s goal on the day, and Walcott was delighted for him.

‘He`s chipping in with a few goals, and his defending has been good as well. The goal was fantastic, obviously it`s worked well. Alexis has spotted him yet again and he didn`t scuff it this time – it`s a great finish.’

The victory of course makes it six straight wins for Arsenal as well as we really find some momentum now.

‘It`s a great achievement, definitely. I think we tend to actually start very poorly in the Premier League. This year we`ve obviously had a few additions and they`ve settled into the squad really well and you can see that. It`s not just the starting 11, it`s the whole squad – 25 of us that are working hard, day in and day out. I think you can tell that on the pitch [because] the passion is there. The fans were with us today, they were with us from start to finish and we`ve got to thank them for that, definitely.’

Walcott ended by takling about the competition at the club.

‘There`s always been competition for places when you`re at such a big club. It gets the best out of everyone but when you`re called upon you need to be able to make the difference and, like I say, everyone`s ready for a very tight Premier League. You can`t really call it now but all we`ve got to do is just control ourselves. That`s all we can do, keep on doing that and we`ll be fine I`m sure.’

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