The England winger believes the Gunners deserved a point at Old Trafford and saw the positives of the result but admitted they must continue to improve
Theo Walcott believes Arsenal deserved the point they claimed against Manchester United but admitted they must do better in order to challenge for the title.
The Gunners were lacklustre throughout at Old Trafford but substitute Olivier Giroud was on hand in the 89th minute to cancel out Juan Mata’s opener and salvage a share of the spoils.
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The result keeps Arsenal in touch with their rivals at the top and Walcott, though unsatisfied, saw the positives of avoiding defeat at a stadium they have struggled at in recent years.
“A point at Old Trafford is good, and it’s probably a fair result, but obviously we want more if we want to challenge for the title,” the England winger told Sky Sports.
“We managed to snatch it in the end and worked hard. We started the season well, had a bit of a blip but still managed to get points, and maybe in years gone by we’ve lost this game.
“I’m disappointed for my position in their goal, so personally I’m very disappointed. But we managed to get the point we deserved.
“There’s lot of tough games coming up. The league this year is so difficult, and you can’t call it, but in years gone by we haven’t got anything from this game.”
Despite a plethora of stars on show, the game lacked quality until Mata’s 68th-minute strike and the Spaniard could not hide his disappointment at the result.
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“It’s very frustrating to be honest. We were so close to winning the game, but this is the Premier League,” Mata said.
“They fought until the end and they had one chance and Giroud took it, so we have to take the point.”