Arsenal hope to carry Champions League momentum in Premier League

Arsenal beat Istanbul 3-0 on Wednesday in a Champions League qualifier, and winger Theo Walcott says the opening EPL setback against Aston Villa is now out of their system.

updated: August 24, 2013 11:18 IST
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London: Arsenal will hope to carry the momentum from their mid-week Champions League victory over Fenerbahce into their trip to London rivals Fulham on Saturday.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger came in for heavy criticism after his side crashed to a 3-1 loss at home to Aston Villa on the opening weekend of the season, with the north London club's lack of activity in the transfer market the subject of particular scrutiny.

However, they planted one foot in the Champions League group phase by winning 3-0 in Istanbul on Wednesday, and winger Theo Walcott says the setback against Villa is now out of their system.

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