Arsenal forward Theo Walcott continued his impressive form this season with a first-half double against Swansea City at the Emirates on Saturday.
The England international has now been involved in nine goals in nine appearances in all competitions for the Gunners so far this season, producing seven goals and two assists to give Arsene Wenger’s side a huge boost to start the season.
He broke the deadlock against the Swans after Hector Bellerin’s pass was cut out by Jordi Amat, but the Spanish defender was caught dwelling on the ball to give Walcott an opportunity to nip in and score the opening goal of the game.
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Just seven minutes later, Walcott made it 2-0. After some excellent play from the Arsenal frontline, Federico Fernandez was unable to clear the lines from a corner and in turn it allowed Walcott to smash home a second from close range.
Walcott is particularly shining at home, with six of his goals coming in five games at the Emirates as he looks to finally add some consistency to his game.
The 27-year-old is in great form at the moment and so Wenger will certainly be hoping that he can maintain it and continue to fire Arsenal up the table and keep them in position to compete for the title.
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The first half didn’t end so well for the Gunners though, with a Granit Xhaka mistake gifting possession to Gylfi Sigurdsson who curled a brilliant shot beyond Petr Cech to give the visitors a way back into the game as they will look to put further pressure on their rivals in Bob Bradley’s first game in charge.
Having picked up a 2-1 win in north London last season, the Swans know what it takes to get a positive result in the fixture, and so Arsenal will be desperate to hold on and seal all three points to continue their impressive recent run of form.