Arsenal forward Theo Walcott was delighted on Tuesday night after he scored in the side's 4-1 victory over Wigan Athletic.

The result meant that their Champions League hopes are still in their own hands, but it was bad news for the Latics as the loss confirmed their relegation from the Premier League to the Championship - ending their eight-year stint in the top flight.

Both sides went into the game knowing they had to pick up three points and that fact led to a very open game - it was anyone's for the taking.

However it was the hosts that ran away with the game after goals from; Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and a brace from Lukas Podolski gave them a 4-1 win.

The win means Arsenal leap-frog over fierce rivals Tottenham into fourth in the Premier League and know that a win against Newcastle on Sunday will secure the last Champions League place as well as bragging rights over their north-London counterparts.

Theo Walcott was delighted to get the win, but was also very happy to get on the score sheet once again and believes it was one of his most important goals in an Arsenal shirt.

"It was one of my most important goals and hopefully there can be a few more next weekend," Walcott told Sky Sports.

"I am so proud of the guys because we deserved it.

"I felt like we had to take the initiative and make runs in behind, which we weren't really doing in the first half.

"The final ball wasn't the best at times and we weren't really putting people in the box, but in the second half we did that and it showed in the 4-1."


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