Arsene Wenger defends Walcott's 'non-offensive' gesture

senal's Theo Walcott taunts Tottenham Hotspur fans with the current match score as he is stretchered off the pitch injured. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has defended Theo Walcott for making a 'non-offensive' gesture towards Tottenham supporters.

It was after the England forward was pelted with missiles as he was carried off towards the end of the 2-0 FA Cup third-round tie at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners booked their place in the fourth round draw after Santi Cazorla drilled in a fine opening goal on 31 minutes, before Tomas Rosicky doubled the lead on the hour with a well-taken finish after robbing Danny Rose on the halfway line and sprinting clear.

There was, however, a controversial end to what had been a fiercely contested north London derby when Walcott was taken off on a stretcher with a knee injury.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has defended Theo Walcott for making a 'non-offensive' gesture towards Tottenham supporters.