Walcott: Van Persie inspired Arsenal Cup win with halftime address

Theo Walcott admits Robin van Persie's halftime address inspired Arsenal to their FA Cup win over Aston Villa.

Theo Walcott admits Robin van Persie's halftime address inspired Arsenal to their FA Cup win over Aston Villa.

The Dutchman was at the centre of everything. His goals drew him level with Dennis Bergkamp in the Arsenal scoring charts. And it seems a half-time speech also turned the outcome of the afternoon as Walcott hinted afterwards.

The England winger said: "This Cup means a lot to us because obviously we haven’t won anything in a long time.

"Robin was reflecting that in the dressing room. We always believe we can win, especially at home, and we just went at them."

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