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Monday 5 December 2016

Theo Walcott: Draw with United feels like a win

Arsenal's Theo Walcott celebrates scoring the equalising goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford
Arsenal's Theo Walcott celebrates scoring the equalising goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford

Theo Walcott (pictured) is confident Arsenal can secure the point they need from their last two Premier League matches to beat Manchester United into third place.

The Gunners held United to a 1-1 draw in Manchester thanks to a late Tyler Blackett own goal - a fateful deflection off Walcott's cross took the ball beyond Victor Valdes - after Ander Herrera had opened the scoring in the first half.

Arsenal have two games to play - against Sunderland and West Brom - while United have just one and, with a two-point lead and a superior goal difference, winger Walcott believes his side will do enough to clinch third place.

He said: "We've come to Old Trafford and got a positive result.

"At times we didn't play well but you could see that in the last 20 minutes we were very strong. We showed how fit we are as a team.

"We've got a game in hand over United now and it was a crucial point, knowing that. We just need one more point because of goal difference.

"It feels like a win for us today."

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