The Gunners are currently seventh on the league table and a win against the Toffees will get Unai Emery’s side right back into the race of the top 4.
Theo Walcott spent 13 years at Arsenal but constant injuries and lack of first team appearances seriously hampered the Englishman’s progress so he finally decided to move out of the Emirates this January and join Everton.
But now that the forward is heading back home, a number of Arsenal fans have been wanting to know if Theo Walcott would celebrate if he scores against the Gunners?
And while answering this question, Theo Walcott has chosen not to mince his words and give a pretty straightforward reply.
Walcott said: “Yeah, I would (celebrate). I think the Arsenal fans will respect that as well,
“I scored against Southampton a few times and I celebrated, this season I scored against them and I celebrated.
“Why can you not enjoy scoring and celebrating a goal for your new team with your fans? They have travelled all that way, enjoy it simple as that. Some players choose not to and that’s fine, but it’s just who I am – celebrate scoring goals, it’s a great feeling.
“You’re not going to go into the game thinking ‘oh I don’t want to win today, I’ll let the other 10 in a blue shirt take this one because I used to play for Arsenal’. Just get on with it. I want to win.
🗣 "I'm not going to lie, I fell out of love with football for a little bit. Because I had some good performances, but then just didn't get the chance to play on."
– Theo Walcott on his latter years at Arsenal pic.twitter.com/hptr5oZb2z
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) September 21, 2018
“I genuinely believe, the football we are playing, the way the manager can take us is above Arsenal and more. That’s the reason I joined the club, with the young talent coming through and the signings. I feel like we’re nearly there, I really do.
“With Marco Silva, the way he coaches players, he has that knowledge, he wants the best out of you basically, he wants something out of you all the time and, having seen him work in a short space of time, it’s only going to improve.”
Arsenal are no doubt the favourites to win this encounter but given that Unai Emery could miss a number of his first-team players, the Toffees have the perfect opportunity to snatch a point.
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