Today always promised to provide plenty of talking points and nowhere more so than at the Etihad in the big match between Manchester City and Arsenal.
It’s the Gunners who are currently showing they are the team to rival Chelsea for the title and are 45 minutes away from going 2nd in the Premier League table.
That’s thanks to Theo Walcott who sensationally put his side 1-0 up within 5 minutes to send the away end into raptures. It’s a lead Wenger’s side have held going into the break.
The delight, of course, was felt by Arsenal fans all around the world and thousands have taken to Twitter to show their love for Walcott, who is having one of his best seasons in an Arsenal shirt.
That goal was his 11th of the season. Quite the turnaround in his Arsenal form, obviously enjoying the link-up with Sanchez and Ozil. It was Sanchez who supplied the English attacker with a beautiful pass to set up the chance to finish.
Can the Gunners put in a second half performance worthy of the first or can Guardiola prove to Man City fans his team selection, panned before kick-off, was justified?
How did Theo Walcott become this good? He's a good example why you should never give up in life! #MCFCvAFC
— Serendipity (@K_Swiss147) December 18, 2016
— Vinny Foran (@Vinny19671) December 18, 2016
Walcott with a brilliant finish ????????????????
— sherwyn pillay (@sherwyn22) December 18, 2016
Sweet goal! That run but Walcott was superb.
— La Toyia Fleming (@LaToyia) December 18, 2016
Superb Finish! Sterling miss turns into a Walcott goal. Sanchez with a fantastic assist. Bravo continues with his blunder????????????
— RMD✌✌ (@jetreallen) December 18, 2016
WALCOTT. WHAT A PASS FROM SANCHEZ. Superb pass, cool finish. Great time now to keep a first clean sheet in 8 for cech. #MCIARS
— Taha Anis (@Taha_Anis) December 18, 2016
Wonderful goal. Perfect pass from Alexis, excellent first touch and finish from Walcott. #afc
— Joey (@Estadox) December 18, 2016
I love Theo Walcott, me. Glad I can say I told you so with him. Big game player.
— James (@JDP__AFC) December 18, 2016
Walcott in tremendous form at the moment. Finally becoming the player he was always supposed to be. This is good to see. #MCFCvAFC
— joel (@joelrodfer) December 18, 2016