By Joe Brewin       

Arsène Wenger ranks Theo Walcott's performance against Newcastle as his "best ever".

The winger enjoyed an excellent night on the right flank against Alan Pardew’s side, setting up the equaliser for Robin van Persie and creating a string of chances in the second half as Arsenal pushed for a winner.

Walcott was the fans’ man of the match on Arsenal.com and Wenger believes the 22-year-old deserves huge credit for his display.

Theo Walcott was outstanding," said Wenger. "From the first to last minute he was great. I feel it was his best performance for us.

"Against Milan, Theo was hitting top form and he has continued it tonight. He played with intelligence and power.

“Newcastle gave the impression of a strong team and to come back quickly was important,” the Frenchman added.

“The equaliser was provided by Walcott. We speak many times of many other players and he deserves great credit this time because he was exceptional."

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