Theo: Gunners players to blame

23 September 2011 11:26
Theo Walcott believes Arsenal's poor start to the season is down to the players and not manager Arsene Wenger.[LNB] The Gunners are in the midst of their worst start to a season for more than 50 years and languish 17th in the Premier League.[LNB]The poor performances have seen Wenger's position come under increasing scrutiny and led to some calling for a new man at the helm.[LNB]However, Walcott insists the poor start is the players' fault and not that of the Arsenal manager.[LNB]"The boss is a great man, he can deal with anything thrown at him," he told Absolute Radio's Rock 'n' Roll Football.[LNB]"He's been at the club for over 15 years and so he's not under any pressure at all.[LNB]"Us players, we need to look at ourselves and start doing it on the pitch, to be honest.[LNB]"A lot of people say about the defensive sort of issue but it's not just the back four, you need to look at defending as a whole team.[LNB]"We haven't managed to do that, to be honest, so we need to make sure we're at it against Bolton at the weekend.[LNB]"It's going to be a tough game. They have come from a good result during midweek.[LNB]"We've got our home fans as well. We've got a few home games and that's important for us now, to have our home support.[LNB]"The boss can deal with anything."[LNB]Arsenal come into the match on the back of a disappointing 4-3 defeat at Blackburn last weekend.[LNB]Despite only accruing four points from five matches, Walcott believes the Gunners will soon turn the corner and can go on a winning run.[LNB]"We've just got to forget about (last week)," he added.[LNB]"We're scoring goals. We managed to score three goals away from home and still lost, which was disappointing.[LNB]"But we just need to forget about it. We need to just move on.[LNB]"That is important for us, not to dwell on these results we've had.[LNB]"We just need to try and just win, take it game by game. Maybe we're thinking too far ahead at the moment.[LNB]"As soon as we start getting a good run, hopefully you'll see the true Arsenal come back.[LNB]"Manchester United had a bad start last season, not as bad as us, but you can bounce back from that so we've got nothing to worry about."

Source: Team_Talk