Walcott dedicates Arsenal win to the fans

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has dedicated the club’s comeback victory against Aston Villa to the fans at the Emirates Stadium, arsenal.com reports. The Gunners came from two goals behind to beat Villa 3-2 with Walcott scoring what must be the most fortunate goal of his career.

Villa defender Alan Hutton’s attempt to clear the ball hit Walcott and bounced in, which was the equaliser. Robin van Persie scored two penalties either side of Walcott’s goal and Arsenal now go into the fifth round to face either Sunderland or Middlesbrough. Arsenal have not won a trophy since their 2005 FA Cup triumph and the Gunners fans are becoming increasingly impatient with their side’s lack of honours.

The England international is hoping that with a couple of big sides out of the competition, Arsenal can go on to win the competition. The Gunners are still in the Champions League and will be looking to manage both Europe and the FA Cup, as well as trying to get into the top four at the end of the season.

Walcott said: ‘”That was for the fans. They have waited a long time for a great result and we gave them that on Sunday. Obviously the fans are entitled to their opinion and we wanted to do it for them in the second half because we weren’t good enough [in the first]. It’s a cup competition that we can win, a couple of big teams have gone out in the early stages and if we can come from 2-0 down, hopefully we can beat anybody now. Hopefully we can just show the fans and our team-mates that everyone is ready now and that we can win this.’

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