Arsene Wenger speaking about his decision not to include Walcott in his starting XI, Wenger said: “He played in the second half. If you look well at his history, he has not played for five and a half weeks. He was stiff still yesterday.
“I kept him out of training yesterday. We have three games this week. We know well, do not think we are completely stupid in the way we make decisions.
“I think it was a good, normal decision.”