Theo Walcott was surprisingly upbeat following Arsenal’s 0-0 draw against Leicester City on Saturday.

The forward, who got his second start in a row against the Foxes (he’s on a roll), was quick to try and placate the supporters following another disappointing result. He pointed out that we’re only two games in, Leicester defend well, we can bounce back against Watford blah blah blah… you know, the usual.

“I think if you look at the balance of the game, it started to open out towards the last 10 minutes. When we look back at this game we will see it as a fair result,” Walcott told Arsenal Player after Leicester City.

“We’ve come to the champions and we know it’s not going to be easy. Not many people beat them. Only two teams, us being one of them, beat them last year.

“Leicester know how to defend very well and like to put pretty much the whole team behind the ball, so it’s difficult to break them down. We had chances to score but sadly we failed to do that.

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Arsenal’s English midfielder Theo Walcott (L) tries to hold off Leicester City’s Austrian defender Christian Fuchs (R) during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on August 20, 2016 (OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

“We don’t want teams getting away from us [in the title race], but it’s only two games in,” he added.

“We’ve got a nice run of games now and we’ve got to think about all of the positives from today. Watford is going to be another tough game because every game is this season, so it’s going to be very difficult.

“Each team gets better each year. We want to have a similar sort of performance to when we last played Watford away. It doesn’t matter how we play, as long as we get the three points.”

The problem is, when Arsenal players come out with stuff like this, it’s really, really hard for Gooners to take it seriously or even really hear what they’re saying. We’ve been ‘urged’ to remain positive for so many years now that I just can’t anymore and trust me, I’m usually the first person to tell others to look at the bright side.

I get that there’s not a lot that Theo can say. It’s not as if he can say what he perhaps really thinks but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating.

If we don’t win against Watford then… well I don’t know what we’ll do because we, as fans, can’t do anything.