The Frenchman was criticised after Tuesday's defeat to Olympiacos in the Champions League but the forward insists Sunday's showing "was the Arsenal of old"
Theo Walcott has dedicated Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Manchester United to Arsene Wenger and believes the team’s performance was the best he’s ever been involved in.
The Gunners raced into a three-goal lead inside the opening 20 minutes as Alexis Sanchez struck twice, while Mesut Ozil netted his second of the season.
Wenger faced criticism following his side's 3-2 defeat to Olympiacos earlier in the week but Walcott has described the display against United as "the Arsenal of old".
“You could sense the desire was there we need to show that in more games. But our Premier League record is actually very good,” Walcott told Sky Sports.
“Everyone is beating everyone else at the moment. But we’re where we are want to be just about but we want to be dominant at home against big teams and we should be playing like that every week. There will be a lot of aching bodies tonight but so it should be and that was for the manager.
“We’ve spoken to each other on our own we wanted to do this for the fans. Sometimes we have great performances but don’t get the results you need but today that first 25 minutes was unbelievable. Nobody would’ve been able to cope with us. The best football I’ve ever been involved in. It was the Arsenal of old.”