Theo Walcott

Arsenal registered a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur during the third round FA Cup tie at the Emirates. Apart from the victory, Theo Walcott was making headlines for his gesture of 2-0 score line he showed to Spurs fans as the England international was stretchered past them.

Santi Cazorla opened the scoring for the hosts before Tomas Rosicky doubled the lead as the Gunners registered a much needed win over their north London rivals to progress further in the competition.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has defended Walcott for his gesture as the Frenchman claims the player's reaction at fans was not offensive.

"The doctors said to me that the coins had been raining over his head and they had to protect him, maybe that is why he did that," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.

"Yes [the coins came before the gesture] that is what I have been told. After that, what he did is not offensive. You look for every single incident, I can understand that, but it is an action that didn't offend anybody."

However, Walcott's gesture has seen Twitter users share their opinion regarding the incident on the social networking site.

And really nice gesture from the Spurs fans to tip Theo. Great service, duly rewarded. #Coins #Afc

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 4, 2014

Sp*rs fans crying about walcott ! I guess you'll have more important issues to be solved for e.g learn to compete,winning is secondary #AFC

— 🤙🏽 (@AustyJoseph26) January 5, 2014

Don't worry if you get fined for this, Theo... I'll pay it > #Afc #Legend

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 4, 2014

As Roy Keane said if your going to give stick learn to take it - absolutely love it😂 #theo #afc

— Michelle Welch (@michellewelch05) January 4, 2014

end my Saturday with this #THEO #LEGEND #AFC

— Jamie Mac (@jamie_mac_90) January 4, 2014

This is a better way to update scoreline from #AFC great winger #theo

— Pol Geo (@legendsilver) January 4, 2014