Arsenal pacey forward forward Theo Walcott says Sunday’s thrashing of rivals Manchester United was for manager Arsene Wenger.
Wenger’s men scored twice in the opening seven minutes before a third in the 19th to move above United into second place with two goals separating them.
And Walcott, who provided two assists on the night says the Gunners committed themselves for Wenger, who has come under some criticism in recent weeks.
“There was a desire from kick-off, we looked very strong and were dominate at home against a big team and we should be playing like that every week.
“The players will be aching after that one, we worked so hard and rightly so. That was all for the manager.
“That first-half we were unbelievable, no-one could have dealt with us, it was the best football I have ever been involved in. It was the Arsenal of old.”
Arsenal took the lead when Alexis Sanchez made a clever near-post flick after six minutes with Ozil providing the pass. One minute later, the Gunners were 2-0 up as World Cup winner Mesut Ozil rifled in from 13 yards with Walcott providing the assist and completed the rout when Sanchez blasted in an unstoppable shot after 19 minutes just inside the area.
United, who were top of the table at the start of the weekend, rarely got going against the home side, who were always in control and never looked like slipping up with Petr Cech only seriously troubled once.