Theo Walcott says it’s about time that Arsenal started learning from the mistakes they make which have cost them games this season.
As pointed out in Tim’s By the numbers piece, Arsenal have made 17 individual errors which have led to the concession of Premier League goals (more than any other team), and the newly signed Walcott is concerned that too many points are being dropped because of it.
“It’s a shame that we conceded two sloppy goals and then woke up a bit,” he told the official site. “We need to show that character and desire to win from the start, not when we concede a goal.
“That is the disappointing thing. We dominated the second half and it is just a shame that we could not get the equaliser that we probably deserved. There were some positives to take out of it, but we need to start learning from the mistakes that we have made.”
But with West Ham arriving at the Emirates on Wednesday, Walcott thinks that the second half display provides some encouragement ahead of another crucial London derby.
“We have a tough game at home against West Ham, so we need to be ready. It is a massive game, we have home support and we need to start clocking up points there.
“We have been hot and cold at home of late, so we must be very positive and if we show the commitment that we did in the second half we should be fine.”5,093 views