Walcott: Giroud on fire
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has heaped praise upon French international striker, Olivier Giroud
Arsenal forward, Theo Walcott, has heaped praised upon striking partner Olivier Giroud, stating that the 26-year-old striker has "been on fire" lately.
The French international played a pivotal role as Arsenal fought back from two goals down against Liverpool on Wednesday night, to earn a hard-fought 2-2 draw.
Giroud scored his 14th goal of the season against Brendan Rodgers' side, whilst teeing up Walcott to who fired home with aplomb to bring the scores level.
The goal on Wednesday was Giroud's fifth goal in three games, and Walcott believes the best is yet to come from the ex-Montpellier frontman.
"It was a fantastic touch for [my goal] and his goal was what he is known for," Walcott told Arsenal Player. "He has been on fire in recent weeks and he is great to play with.
"His touch [for the equaliser] was fantastic and allowed me to hit it first time - I think I caught the keeper by surprise. It was a great moment but it's just a shame we didn't get the win."
Whilst Walcott was content with the character shown to fight back from two goals down, the Southampton academy graduate admits to being disappointed at not taking all three points.
"Before the game I felt it was going to be very open. Liverpool played well in patches but in the second half we were absolutely fantastic.
"It took us a while to get going and I felt their goal was against the run of play, but it was a great game for the neutral.
It feels like a loss [in the dressing room] but if we look at the whole game it is probably a fair result."
Arsenal must now move on from the Liverpool draw and prepare to play host to Stoke City this weekend, and Walcott is confident that Arsene Wenger's side will get back to winning ways at the Emirates Stadium.
"We’re at home, we’re very strong and we need to pick up three points rather than a point," he said. "If we show the performance from the second half [against Liverpool] then I am sure we will beat them."
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