Arsenal were held to a 3-3 draw by Southampton at the Emirates last night, and Theo Walcott delivered his verdict on his former club.

The Gunners started the game terribly. We gifted Southampton a goal in the very first minute and did it again 13 minutes later. Gabriel Martinelli pulled one back, but we allowed the Saints to score again in the second half. A defeat looked almost certain, but Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka scored twice in two minutes at the end of normal time to level the scores.

Walcott has now had his say about Arsenal and Manchester City.

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Theo Walcott says Arsenal are way better than Manchester City

Walcott and Southampton have faced both Manchester City and Arsenal in the Premier League this month.

The Saints suffered a 4-1 defeat against Pep Guardiola’s side two weeks ago, but managed to pick up a point against us at the Emirates last night.

Looking from afar, you’d imagine that every Southampton player would rate Manchester City much more than Arsenal, but Walcott has made a very different assessment.

The Englishman, who scored over 100 goals for us during his time as a Gunner, told NBC Sports after the game last night: “Arsenal are just incredible!

“We played Man City the other week and I thought Arsenal were way better than them. That’s how I see Arsenal at the moment. We can take a lot of positives from this game because they [Arsenal] are the best team in this league at this moment in time.”

Arsenal are now five points clear of Manchester City, but the champions have two games in hand at the moment.

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The Insider’s View:

Arsenal could’ve been 11 points clear of Manchester City if we had won our last three games.

We went 2-0 up against both Liverpool and West Ham United away from him and threw it away to draw 2-2. Last night was a different story, but we still only ended up with a point.

City are now in the driving seat to retain their Premier League title. All they have to do is win their remaining games and they’ll be champions, but all hope is not lost just yet.

If Arsenal can beat Manchester City on Wednesday and then just match their results until the end of the campaign, we will lift the Premier League title next month.

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