Arsenal troll themselves as Fabricio Coloccini own goal saves Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud's blushes after another blank

Walcott and Giroud have just one goal between them this season

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Arsenal's top scorer struck again at Newcastle to seal a 1-0 victory at St James' Park and double his tally for the season.

But it wasn’t Theo Walcott or Olivier Giroud, nor Alexis Sanchez or Aaron Ramsey. It was, of course, Own Goal.

Fabricio Coloccini managed to deflect Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s effort into his own net and condemn the Magpies to a narrow defeat despite having 10-men for the entire second half and over half of the first period following Aleksandar Mitrovic’s straight red card.


The goal comes just two weeks after a Damien Delaney own goal helped the Gunners to a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace, and with only Olivier Giroud and Oxlade-Chamberlain finding the net so far this season, it’s the own goals column that leads the way for 2015/16 strikes.

Luckily, the Arsenal social media team were well prepared, and even managed to remind their strikers that they need to step up their game sharpish.



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