What the papers say: Walcott confounds critics with match winning performance

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The Sun - Shut your noise, roars Theo
THEO WALCOTT is back on the goal trail and insisted: This will make my critics shut up.

The Daily Mirror - Wenger ready to gamble on Fabregas' fitness
Arsene Wenger last night claimed he is ready to take a huge gamble on Cesc Fabregas - after claiming his captain is even better than Wayne Rooney.

The Daily Mail - Arsenal winger Theo Walcott hopes Burnley strike signals change in 'most frustrating' season and silences critics
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott hopes his match-winning performance against Burnley will have shown people just what he is capable of.  

JAY Emmanuel-Thomas has set his sights on making the Arsenal team. But in the meantime Doncaster are more than happy to play their part in his development.

The Times - Bendtner is never going to be as good as he thinks he is
Tony Cascarino: Nicklas Bendtner is one of those players who prompts fierce debate among fans. Is he good enough to play for Arsenal?

The Independent - Walcott's dynamic display confounds critics
While most of the focus was rightly on the stricken Aaron Ramsey following Arsenal's fractious victory at Stoke, Theo Walcott wasn't having the best of times either. Pilloried after his ineffective midweek display for England and struggling for form, fitness and confidence following a series of injuries of his own, the 20-year-old might have retreated into his shell.

The Daily Telegraph - Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas: I've been lucky to escape serious injury
Cesc Fabregas accepts being physical is part of the English game, but feels he has been lucky to escape the type of serious injury suffered by team-mate Aaron Ramsey.

The Guardian - Arsène Wenger avoids risking Cesc Fábregas against Porto
Arsène Wenger says it would be a gamble to play Cesc Fábregas in Tuesday night's Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Porto at the Emirates Stadium and one that he will not be prepared to take if there is too great a risk of the Arsenal captain suffering another serious hamstring injury.

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