Theo Walcott says that we had to strive for “perfection” with every pass to get a positive result on Sutton United’s artificial pitch.
We eased into the last eight of the Emirates FA Cup on Monday with a 2-0 win at Gander Green Lane, but it took us time to find our rhythm on the Gander Green Lane surface.
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“The pitch we obviously had to adjust to, I’m not used to playing on pitches like that,” Theo told Arsenal Player.
“To be honest it was fairly decent. A lot of the time the ball would get away from you or get stuck under your feet when you run with it, but overall it was a good, professional performance tonight.
“Generally every single pass needs to be perfection [on that pitch], because it’ll just go. At times, in the second half especially, it was getting away from us quite a lot.
“The longer it went on, we needed to get a second goal. Thankfully we got it in the end and it’s going to be a very interesting tie in the next round [against Lincoln City] - I’m really looking forward to that.”
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