Theo Walcott has apologised to the fans for our performance against Crystal Palace.
Goals from Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic condemned us to a heavy defeat at Selhurst Park on Monday night and left Arsenal supporters across the world hugely disappointed.
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“The biggest thing was letting the fans down tonight,” said Theo. “We all did and that’s not Arsenal at all.
“We thought we’d bounced back well against Manchester City and West Ham at home, but tonight that wasn’t us at all. We’re very disappointed in that dressing room, like the fans are as well because we’ve let them down tonight. We need to respond and that’s only going to come from hard work at training.
“We don’t go out there to lose games, we try to work the best we can but tonight it just didn’t happen. All we can do is apologise for that performance tonight.
“I think they just wanted it more,” he added. “You could tell they wanted it more and you could sense that from kick-off. It was an uphill battle towards the end. This isn’t Arsenal in this moment in time. We thought we’d got out of this little rough patch before. Hopefully we haven’t been dragged straight back into it, but judging on that performance tonight, it looks like we have.
“We go out on the pitch and we try to do a job, so we’ve let the manager down, like we have with the fans. That’s all I can say.“
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