Reports are out claiming that Theo Walcott does not believe Arsenal’s surprise 2-1 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League opener spells the end of their hopes for European glory this season.
The England international scored Arsenal’s only goal, as Olivier Giroud’s send off left the Gunners with 10 men for 50 minutes of the contest at Maksimir Stadium.
In-form striker said that while Arsenal were disappointed with the shock defeat, they would look to redeem themselves in their remaining Champions League fixtures.
“We can’t blow one result and say it’s the end of the season,” Walcott said.
“We’ve still got a long Champions League run. We’ve had setbacks before and we’ve managed to bounce back from them.
“We’ve been in this tournament for 18 years now so we’ve had a lot of experience and we know how to deal with setbacks. We should be able to come back stronger.
“The manager will make sure that it’s put to bed in the changing room and that it will stay there. The journey home won’t be nice but we need to reflect on this game and move on quickly.”