June 19 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Theo Walcott admits sluggish starts and conceding early goals are harming Arsenal in almost every game.
Arsenal’s inability to hit the ground running cost them dearly in the 3-1 defeat by Bayern Munich, when Toni Kroos hit the German’s first away goal after just seven minutes.
“It’s happening most weeks,” Walcott said. “We didn’t really have a slow start [against Bayern]. It was just sloppy goals - goals that could have been avoidable, I felt.
“Bayern, we knew how strong they were going to be... they’re very well organised, they did their job, they took their chances which is the most important thing.
“We had a few but didn’t manage to take it. In the Champions League you need to take limited opportunities, but, like I say... got to take the positives out of the second half. There’s a lot we can learn from that, learn from Bayern as well because we want to be like that.
“They’re not fazed by anything. Like I say, they did a job.”