Arsenal lost their first Premier League game since the opening day of the season after losing to Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park on Tuesday.
The Gunners took the lead early on, as Sanchez’s deflected free-kick gave them the lead after a dominant opening 20 minutes, but Seamus Coleman headed home just before the break to regain parity for the hosts.
Neither side mustered any golden chances for most of the second half until Ashley Williams headed home a winner from Ross Barkley’s corner four minutes from time to hand Everton their first victory since October.
The North London club’s title credentials will be questioned again after they were defeated in a game where they had control of the result. Wenger’s team did not react positively to Everton’s fight and aggression, and they rolled over too easily.
There were poor performances from the whole team, but Walcott did stand out among them. He did nothing and was outplayed by Hector Bellerin in the attack, with the Spaniard not even being at his best.
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter:
— Desmond VanderSmit (@phunkydude) December 13, 2016
They both were really poor
— Paul Addison (@Paddison93) December 13, 2016
Hope Theo Walcott's coffee machine doesn't work and he's lost the receipt.
— Jamie Dalton (@JamieDalton82) December 13, 2016
#afc marking poor. Undeniably missed Mustafi but not had a clean sheet in 12 now (all comps). In attack, Ozil/Walcott/Ox disappointing.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) December 13, 2016
Wenger should have started with Iwobi/Perez
Walcott has been shocking, Get Perez or Iwobi on.
— Arsenal (@ffarsenalfc) December 13, 2016
Arsenal lacked the team effort
Quite a few had bad games tonight but Walcott was a disgrace
— 1886 (@gooners_1886) December 13, 2016
Ozil Walcott and Ox where all missing today
— Héctor Mitz Calderón (@MitzProductions) December 13, 2016
They all go missing in some games, no idea why
This performance is reminiscent of last season. Walcott did nothing, Özil went missing, shaky defensive performance & Alexis trying too hard
— Mändär (@mandaarrr) December 13, 2016
It's just a shame after every poor performance it's the same reasons, Ox and Walcott are not good enough
— Craig Marks ÖBE (@craigmarks18) December 13, 2016
Long been tired of a lot of things Wenger says and does non more so than his ever present stubborness to rate Theo Walcott as any use at all
— AJS (@jobellemina) December 13, 2016
If you tell me Theo Walcott played tonight. I'll honestly have to take your word for it. HONESTLY.
— Eso❄ (@ESONINJA) December 13, 2016