Found December 29, 2012 on 90Soccer:
Picimg_football__arsenal_d11c
Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle United Arsenal might have found his #9 in the name of Theo Walcott, whose contact expires in June. The ex-winger is a key offensive player and scored a hat-trick this Saturday, helped by Giroud who scored a pair in 3 minutes to secure the three points for the Gunners. Coach Wenger quotes: on Theo Walcott… He has done very well and it just typifies what I think he can do. He can play through the middle, I am convinced of that, and he can only get stronger in there. Overall I am pleased with his performance. on his finishing… Yes, determination and running into the box, dribbling, short dribbling. I believe he is a good finisher, that he has learned a lot because he is an intelligent player. And because he is intelligent, he will continue to improve. on his contract talks… You know, the intensity of my desire [to extend his contract] is exactly the same as it was before the game. My desire is to extend his contract, he belongs here and hopefully we can do it. on how Saturday’s performance affects the situation… I don’t know, I think the commitment for a club is a long-term process. I don’t think it should depend on one game. Should he have had a disastrous game today, it would not have altered my determination to extend his contract and to sign him. That does not depend on one game. on the influence of Thierry Henry… I believe Theo takes advice from Thierry, of course, because Thierry has played in that position. But Thierry arrived yesterday in training, he didn’t practise with us, but it’s good when you need to talk to someone who has played in there. [Theo's first goal] was a Thierry-type goal. on the ongoing negotiations… I do not want to talk about that [the negotiations], it is enough in the public place. I believe there is no need to talk about it. Yes [I understand why people want to talk about it] because he was man of the match today and he made the decision. But I would like to talk more about his footballing qualities than about money and speculation. on the fans’ response to Theo… I think he loves the club and the club loves him, and the reciprocity in love is the most difficult to find. on Olivier Giroud… Yes, he came on very sharp. He looked dangerous on crosses, he looked mobile, technically sound. He had as well an impact when he came on. on Newcastle’s performance… I agree with you [that they played their part]. The game was not as comfortable as the result indicates. We suffered for big parts in the game, especially in the first half when I felt we played with the handbrake, we were a bit nervous, not free of the chest. We had problems to win the ball back from them. Every time they came back but we kept going and in the end of course it became easy, but it was a difficult game for us. on his concern over the goals conceded… Yes, because we were three times in front and three times they came back, but they are a team that is good going forward. I was impressed today by Ba, he had an excellent game. The midfield as well, I felt that Marveaux had a very good game. Tiote as well, they were strong. They are a strong team. http://www.arsenal.com  
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Theo Walcott stars as Arsenal routs Newcastle 7-3

Theo Walcott scored a hat trick as Arsenal hit six second-half goals on Saturday to thrash Newcastle 7-3 and record its fourth straight win in the Premier League. Walcott played in his preferred central striking role and showed why Arsenal is eager to retain him when his contract expires in the offseason, completing the scoring in the 90th minute with an impudent chip after a dribbling...

Walcott can follow Henry path

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Theo Walcott can follow in the footsteps of Thierry Henry by converting himself from a winger into a prolific striker. Wenger has granted Walcott's request to play in a central role in recent weeks and this switch has served the Gunners well with the 23-year-old scoring twice in the 5-2 victory over Reading, and he then won the penalty in...

Newcastle Gunned Down 7-3 At The Emirates

Theo Walcott bagged a hat-trick as Arsenal put on their best offensive performance of the season against the Magpies on SaturdayThe post Newcastle Gunned Down 7-3 At The Emirates appeared first on The Soccer Daily.

Barker: Bad day at the office

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew claimed his side simply ran out of steam as they were battered 7-3 by Arsenal in a thrilling clash at the Emirates Stadium. Theo Walcott grabbed a hat-trick as Arsenal beat Newcastle in a 10-goal epic that sent them to fifth in the Premier League. Arsenal led three times through goals from Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski, but were...

Evans: A big three points

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew claimed his side simply ran out of steam as they were battered 7-3 by Arsenal in a thrilling clash at the Emirates Stadium. Theo Walcott grabbed a hat-trick as Arsenal beat Newcastle in a 10-goal epic that sent them to fifth in the Premier League. Arsenal led three times through goals from Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski, but were...

Sign him up Arsene! Or not…

Its one day away from doomsday for Arsenal fans, as the ringing in of the new year marks the beginning of the period when leading goal scorer Theo Walcott can announce his intent to sign elsewhere. This saga is becoming as familiar at the Emirates as the clubs long-donned red and white kits, as last year’s [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links...

Davids relieved to rescue point

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew claimed his side simply ran out of steam as they were battered 7-3 by Arsenal in a thrilling clash at the Emirates Stadium. Theo Walcott grabbed a hat-trick as Arsenal beat Newcastle in a 10-goal epic that sent them to fifth in the Premier League. Arsenal led three times through goals from Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski, but were...

Adams hails table-topping Vale

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew claimed his side simply ran out of steam as they were battered 7-3 by Arsenal in a thrilling clash at the Emirates Stadium. Theo Walcott grabbed a hat-trick as Arsenal beat Newcastle in a 10-goal epic that sent them to fifth in the Premier League. Arsenal led three times through goals from Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski, but were...

Considine suffers broken leg

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew claimed his side simply ran out of steam as they were battered 7-3 by Arsenal in a thrilling clash at the Emirates Stadium. Theo Walcott grabbed a hat-trick as Arsenal beat Newcastle in a 10-goal epic that sent them to fifth in the Premier League. Arsenal led three times through goals from Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski, but were...

Tisdale bemoans dropped points

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew claimed his side simply ran out of steam as they were battered 7-3 by Arsenal in a thrilling clash at the Emirates Stadium. Theo Walcott grabbed a hat-trick as Arsenal beat Newcastle in a 10-goal epic that sent them to fifth in the Premier League. Arsenal led three times through goals from Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski, but were...

Alexander happy with point

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew claimed his side simply ran out of steam as they were battered 7-3 by Arsenal in a thrilling clash at the Emirates Stadium. Theo Walcott grabbed a hat-trick as Arsenal beat Newcastle in a 10-goal epic that sent them to fifth in the Premier League. Arsenal led three times through goals from Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski, but were...

OSG Prem: Arsenal Puts 7 On Newcastle

((HT: FoxSports)) Admittedly, the HQ was attending a wedding and didn't see how this one got away from Newcastle United... Demba Ba had scored to make the game tied at threes with twenty minutes to go... And then all blue hell broke loose... Theo Walcott ended up with a hat trick and the Gunners scored three times in the last five minutes... Evidence below... ...

Griffiths keen on Hibs stay

Stoke defender Danny Higginbotham looks set to leave the club on a permanent basis in January - but not for Ipswich. Town on Friday agreed an extended deal with Stoke for the defender, who arrived at the start of September on a deal until the new year. But Higginbotham, 34, who has made 12 appearances for the Championship club, now looks set for a move elsewhere after rival clubs...

McCoist has no Templeton fears

Stoke defender Danny Higginbotham looks set to leave the club on a permanent basis in January - but not for Ipswich. Town on Friday agreed an extended deal with Stoke for the defender, who arrived at the start of September on a deal until the new year. But Higginbotham, 34, who has made 12 appearances for the Championship club, now looks set for a move elsewhere after rival clubs...

Arsenal, City show class in thrillers

Happy holidays to everyone! My family had a great Christmas and I hope yours did as well. You certainly could not have asked for a better gift from the English game than what we saw this weekend. There were so many goals and exciting moments that I'll overlook the fact that we didn't see much defending! Two games really stood out for me. I want to start at the Emirates,...
Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.