Arsenal’s title hopes were dealt a blow as they succumbed to a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United - and Gunners fans made Theo Walcott the scapegoat.
The England forward was dropped for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the midweek loss to Barcelona but was recalled for the United clash, and Arsene Wenger certainly lived to regret his decision.
Per Squawka, Walcott completed just four passes in the first half - two of which were from kick-off.
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He was substituted in the 63rd minute after an immensely ineffective display.
In what was such an important game for the Gunners, there best players failed to shine and it was Walcott who felt the brunt of the Arsenal fans fury’.
Check out the reaction below.
Zero take-ons, zero shots, zero completed crosses and zero chances created, as per Squawka. Not the numbers Wenger expected from his striker.
As one England forward flopped, another shone. Marcus Rashford was the hero as the academy graduate scored twice and assisted another, ending his incredible week in style.
A new star
After making a name for himself in the midweek win over FC Midtjylland, Rashford’s drooling performance had United fans optimistic that another star has been born.
The 18-year-old scored two goals in three first-half minutes before Danny Welbeck pulled a goal back five minutes before the interval.
Ander Herrera extended United’s lead and Mesut Ozil scored a goal that would ultimately prove inconsequential.
The Red Devils boosted their bid to finish in the top four - they are three points behind rivals Manchester City - but Arsenal’s second loss in six days was a bitter blow.
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