And Walcott reckons he is getting his just rewards after copping flak from fans and pundits for a string of poor performances.
"Confidence is low at the moment and you can see that when we go a goal down, but we know we can play well, as we did when we beat them [Swansea] 4-1 earlier in the season".
"He has played for Real Madrid, he is a World Cup victor and has been through a lot of ups and downs so there is nothing he can't come back from".
Ozil netted on 58 minutes with his first goal for the Gunners since December 10. Lost to a team Slaven Bilic in the past, "Chelsea" matches - 1: 2, "Bournemouth" - 2: 3, "Lester" - 2: 3 and "Hull" - 1: 2. He's got that quality.
Arsenal stepped over Manchester United into fifth place in the table to restore hopes of returning to the top four, while West Ham's run of six successive defeats has them looking over their shoulder toward the Premier League's bottom three.
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Antonio, the club's top scorer this season with nine goals, has recovered from a hamstring injury suffered against Leicester last month, while Sakho returned to training last week after four months out with a back injury.
"I'm sure the manager will have a plan in motion and who knows - we have done it in the past", said the 28-year-old.
"I have never questioned the mentality of the team, its just when you go through a hard period the confidence and happiness goes quickly and comes back slowly".
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"We wanted to keep a clean sheet and the draw as long as possible, or even better to score, and make their fans and players a bit more nervous". We need to find the spots where is really unsafe, maybe sometimes play a long ball that Alexis can run on to, rather than giving him a pass to feet, where he has to turn and face three or four of the opposition. "But we have to win it, and we have to show everything".