By Harvey Byrne

Theo Walcott scored two goals for Arsenal in a stunning display against Swansea on Saturday – and fans of the north London club took to Twitter to hail their attacking player.

The England international started on the right side of an attacking midfield trio for the Gunners with Alexis Sanchez leading the line.

Walcott played the full 90 minutes during Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over Swansea at the Emirates Stadium.

Gunners fans took to social media to applaud Walcott on his goal scoring display, with many praising him for his form in the new campaign.

Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Walcott, 27, has been at Arsenal for 10 years after joining from Southampton in the 2006 winter window.

He was initially brought in as a striker, but his pace has seen Arsene Wenger convert him into a winger.

Despite playing from a wide position Walcott has started the new campaign in impressive form with seven goals from nine fixtures for the Gunners in all competitions.

Arsenal are now sat in second place with 19 points after their opening eight encounters in the Premier League.

In other Arsenal team news, fans reacted on Twitter to Francis Coquelin’s return to the team v Swansea.