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Theo Walcott left ANGRY with Mikel Arteta for one decision he made against Crystal Palace

Theo Walcott was left angry with one decision Mikel Arteta made during today’s game at the Emirates Stadium.

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Arsenal got a much needed victory against Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon. Mikel Arteta’s side went into the match having lost their last three games in all competitions. However the break in Dubai looks to have done Arsenal good as they recorded their biggest win of the season so far today.

Gabriel scored two goals from two set-pieces in the first-half which put the Gunners on their way to a comfortable victory. One from Leandro Trossard and a brace late on from Gabriel Martinelli sealed the three points for Mikel Arteta’s side which puts them back in the race for the Premier League title.

Arsenal now sit just two points behind league leaders Liverpool and are level on points with Manchester City following today’s victory. However the Gunners have played a a game more than the two teams above them.

READ MORE: PLAYER RATINGS: Arsenal 5-0 Crystal Palace.

All round it was the perfect afternoon for Arsenal, however Theo Walcott was unhappy with one decision Mikel Arteta made during the match. Bukayo Saka played the full 90 minutes which he thought was bizarre considering the scoreline.

Theo Walcott speaking during the match: “As a former player I look at the bigger picture, and now wonder why Bukayo Saka hasn’t been subbed off yet.

“The sort of player he is, the fact he gets kicked all over the pitch most games, Leandro Trossard has just come off, but Saka with all the games he plays is still out there. It will be interesting to see what Mikel Arteta’s next change is.”

There’s no doubt Mikel Arteta knows Bukayo Saka better than anyone. The team has just had a week off in Dubai so Saka playing the full 90 minutes today shouldn’t really be a surprise.

The winger is one of Arsenal’s most important players which is the reason he plays 90 minutes most weeks. The Arsenal manager also probably wanted to leave him in to see if he could find the back of the net which would do his confidence the world of good, just like we saw with Gabriel Martinelli today.

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