By Chris Harris

Theo Walcott was in high spirits as he left Stamford Bridge on Saturday after scoring one of the most satisfying - and perhaps one of the strangest - goals of his Arsenal career.

The England international was superb against Chelsea, winning his personal duel with Ashley Cole and setting up two excellent chances in the first half before firing the visitors into a 3-2 lead after 55 minutes.

Walcott tumbled to the ground just outside the penalty area but was alert enough to bounce back up, beat two defenders and hammer a shot past Petr Cech.

"I don't know what happened. Maybe because I'm small I managed to get past [the two defenders]!" he told Arsenal Player.

"Maybe they thought it was a free kick because I lost my balance but I just managed to sneak round both defenders. Aaron [Ramsey] said he would have killed me if I hadn't scored because he was wide open in the centre!

"I was happy that I got a goal but more happy that the team won. It was very important to come out in the second half like we did. In all competitions we've managed to win eight out of nine and that was a fantastic win against one of the best clubs around. The whole team deserves the man of the match award."

Watch the full interview with Theo on Arsenal Player.

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