Walcott has been dogged by his controversial comments about Fabio Capello this week and, while he refused to comment on the matter, he gave the onlooking Italian a reminder of his talent.
"It was nice to get the goal. I want to get more goals this season," he said. "It was a great ball from Aaron (Ramsey).
"Hopefully the boss will play me up front now, I don't know. I could have had a couple more but the keeper made some spectacular saves.
"We're going to find it difficult over there but we're very happy with the result.
"That's the most important thing."