Photo: Southampton legend congratulates Theo Walcott on Arsenal goal

Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier takes to Twitter to congratulate Theo Walcott on his goal in 2-0 Arsenal win

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Matt Le Tissier congratulated Theo Walcott on his Arsenal goal after a 2-0 victory over Stoke City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Gunners star was handed a starting spot ahead of France international Olivier Giroud and Walcott broke the deadlock with a smart finish in the 30th minute in north London.

Arsene Wenger replaced Walcott for Giroud midway through the second half and the 28-year-old under-fire striker sealed three points with a goal 12 minutes from time.

The England international, who signed a new contract in the summer, took to Twitter to reflect on their first home win of the Premier League season.

Former Southampton captain Le Tissier responded to Walcott with some praise after the striker’s first goal of the new season.

Arsenal are in third place in the Premier League table after their comfortable victory over Stoke City.

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The Gunners make the trip to Chelsea next weekend.

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