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Theo Walcott gets the better of Sergio Aguero


Theo Walcott scored Arsenal's opener

Theo Walcott scored Arsenal's opener

Theo Walcott scored Arsenal's opener

Arsenal gave their Barclays Premier League title hopes a shot in the arm with a 2-1 victory over Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.

Here, Press Association Sport examines the performance of Arsenal forward Theo Walcott and City striker Sergio Aguero.


There was only one winner here with Walcott's sublime finish from the edge of the area putting Arsenal in control after a half an hour in which City had dominated. The Gunners remained in the driving seat until late in the match.


Aguero was well contained by Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny, who tackled him three times and was alive to his threat all night. Walcott's influence waned but in the first half his movement off the wing was lethal.


Aguero could muster only two shots at goal, both of which were directed straight at Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech. Walcott's goal came when he collected Mesut Ozil's pass and curled a shot into the corner. It was an outstanding finish.


Aguero may be the £35million striker but Walcott was more valuable this evening.