Theo Walcott involved in fan altercation after Arsenal defeat

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Theo Walcott rounded off a disastrous night for Arsenal after angrily dismissing fans who were unhappy with his decision to swap shirts after the 3-1 defeat against Monaco.

The Gunners' chances of making it through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League were left hanging by a thread after they fell to a shock 3-1 defeat against Monaco at the Emirates Stadium last night. Geoffrey Kondogbia and Dimitar Berbatov put the visitors in the driving seat and while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pulled one back late on, Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco struck a decisive goal in the last few seconds.


The Arsenal faithful booed their side off the pitch at the full-time whistle, and were left even angrier after Walcott, who had started the game on the bench, hung around to embrace and swap shirts with Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour.

However according to the Daily Mail the England international reacted to fans remonstrating with his decision by dismissing them with his hand before walking into the tunnel.


The incident was the least of Arsenal's worries with questions being asked about Arsene Wenger's job once more after the defeat. The Gunners have not made it beyond the last 16 since 2010 and face an uphill task to break that streak when they travel to the Stade Louis II in three weeks time.

 An angry Wenger pulled no punches after the game, and accused his side of committing 'defensive suicide'.


He said: "On the second and third goals, it was suicide. It looks like we have lost our nerve and our rationality. The heart took over the head and at this level that doesn't work."

"Mentally we were not sharp enough to get into this game," added Wenger. "We rushed our game. We knew coming back in at half-time it was important not to concede the second goal but we were too impatient. It was more heart than brain."


There's no two ways about it; Arsenal were awful last night. And while the incident with Walcott was a minor one, the fans who were forced to sit through one of the worst performances of Arsene Wenger's time at the club were understandably aggrieved with what they saw.

Wenger, Walcott, and every single one of the Arsenal players will have do something pretty special to eliminate this game from the memory, starting with three points against Everton on Sunday. 

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