Arsenal ace Theo Walcott says they've handed Tottenham a reality check after yesterday's 5-2 thumping.

The two-goal England star defied the Gunners' boo-boys, who had turned nasty after Spurs went 2-0 up.

Walcott said: "We showed great character in the first half, going two down when they were playing on the counter-attack.

"But, hopefully, we've brought them back down to earth."