By Richard Clarke

Theo Walcott believes “everyone got their jobs right” in Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Chelsea on Monday.

The striker made one and scored one as Arsène Wenger’s side put themselves back in the thick of the title race with a heartening victory over the reigning champions.

But afterwards, Walcott was quick to praise all aspects of the performance.

“I wouldn't say it was easy but I thought everyone got their jobs right,” said Walcott. “All 11 players were pressing defensively at the right moments and we made Chelsea look quite average at times.

“It was nice to get a win against a big team and against the champions. It was great to be part of that. It's a dream really.

“You could sense the atmosphere. The fans were right up for it, just like the players were and we just didn't let Chelsea play.

“It was nice to see an Arsenal team actually do everything right and hopefully we'll just continue to do that.

“In the Manchester United defeat [a fortnight earlier] we had spells where we weren't at our best. But I think this was our best.

“When they got their goal our fans might have been thinking 'here we go, Tottenham all over again'. That scenario, but we managed to hold on and missed loads of chance. It could have been 5-2, 5-3 but a win is a win. We got three points on the board and we just have to keep on clocking them up.”

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