Bul­gar­ian Lu­do­gorets ner­vous ahead of Ar­se­nal – Wal­cott

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports International -

Ar­se­nal striker Theo Wal­cott ex­pects Bul­gar­ian side Lu­do­gorets to be fear­ful ahead of their visit to the Emi­rates for the Cham­pi­ons League group stage tie on Wed­nes­day.

Wal­cott, who scored a brace to help 10-man Ar­se­nal hold on for a 3-2 win against Swansea City at the weekend, be­lieves the club’s six-game win­ning streak will put the Bul­gar­ian cham­pi­ons on the back foot in north Lon­don.

“I don’t think they (Lu­do­gorets) will be look­ing for­ward to play­ing us, that’s for sure,” said the 27-year-old.

“Es­pe­cially with the way we’re play­ing and the amount of goals we’ve scored this sea­son al­ready. I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to Wed­nes­day now. “Ev­ery­one will say that this is a fix­ture we should win and we know we should win it. But we’ve got to make sure we’re ready and we can’t be too com­pla­cent. That’s re­ally im­por­tant.” Ar­se­nal have been dumped out of the Cham­pi­ons League last 16 in the last six cam­paigns but Wal­cott is con­fi­dent his side have learnt from their mis­takes.

“I’ll be dig­ging into the play­ers and all the play­ers know that there are no givens in foot­ball these days. We’ve strug­gled against Olympia­cos at home in times gone by,” he said.

Wal­cott’s brace against Swansea has given him five League goals for the sea­son, al­ready match­ing his mod­est tally in the pre­vi­ous cam­paign. Ar­se­nal’s Theo Wal­cott scores their first goal. The north Lon­don­ers will have to find ways and means of deal­ing with Lu­do­gorets Ac­tion Im­ages

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