Theo Walcott says Arsenal’s unity was crucial in their comeback to seal a 1-1 draw against Manchester United.
The forward came off the bench to play a key part in Arsenal's late equaliser, ensuring that they finished the season unbeaten after three trips to Manchester.
Walcott says that statistic proves that the team have become stronger in the biggest matches.
"We prepared well and we’ve forgotten about all the disappointments we’ve had in Manchester"
“We prepared well and we’ve forgotten about all the disappointments we’ve had in Manchester,” he told Arsenal Player. “This year has been a massive change in the whole team from the defence all the way through.
“We’ve managed to be a lot more of a unit as well and that’s helped in the big games at times.
“Maybe we’ve gone for it too often [in the past] but we were picking the right times to go and it worked here.
“The first-half tempo was a bit slow and we didn’t really get going but the second half was what we’ve been doing all season. We were playing bright, quick football and it worked."
“The first half was very disappointing and all the players sensed that coming in at half-time,” the forward added. “There had to be a complete change and it felt like there was straight away.
“I felt that we were very strong in the last 30 minutes, very fit. You could sense that it was coming because we kept on going and we could’ve even got the win in the end.
“It was important not to lose the game. It’s such a fantastic arena to play in, our fans were fantastic and we’re going to go into the last three games very positive.”
Copyright 2023 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source.