Theo Walcott’s strike against Stoke City was not only his 50th for Arsenal at the Emirates and 100th in League football but also his tenth this season…meaning his missus, Mel, now owes him a brand new coffee machine.
The England international revealed after the 3-1 win over Bournemouth that he was on course for a reward if he could bag another goal before Christmas and in the end, he’s reached his target with two games to spare.
“Time to get my coffee machine my wife promised me!” Walcott told Arsenal Player after the Gunners added. “I’ve got my 10 for the season at the moment – I want to make it much, much more.
“But more importantly I want this team to win something. But like I say, it’s all come down to hard work.
“Me personally, I’ve been working really hard and I think it’s just breeding into the whole team and that’s what the team is about.”
Arsenal’s win this afternoon temporarily takes us top of the table and maintains our unbeaten league record since the opening day of the season. Walcott says the impressive run is down to the whole squad contributing.
“It’s going well for us at the moment,” Walcott added. “The use of the squad as well – I can’t praise enough the amount of players that are ready when they’re called upon.
“Obviously like Alex [Iwobi] did today – 2-1 is not a nice sort of score at the time but he had a fantastic finish after great work from Alexis.”