Date: 19th November 2014 at 10:46am
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Theo Walcott was arguably one of Arsenal`s most important players prior to the injury he picked up against Spurs right at the start of 2014, but now he`s back and says he`s got a different perspective on the game.

Walcott spent ten months on the sidelines but was there in the stands for almost every game, watching on unable to affect the out come of the match.

The English striker says he`s taken the positives from his time as a fan to realise what the game means to the fans and will take that back on to the pitch with him.

Speaking with Arsenal.com he said, “I`m the sort of person that likes to get involved in everything, I`m quite chilled at times but if it`s getting tense [watching a match] I get quite nervous because I know how hard the guys work throughout the week.”

“It`s good because you get to see a different side of it. Not just that, you see the people around you and the buzz they get from anything that a player does and you think, ‘OK, I`ll remember that for next time`.

“It looks so much easier when you`re watching it, so I really feel for the guys when I`m there having a go and saying, ‘You should have done this`. But when you`re down on the pitch everything happens instantly.”


Arsene Wenger has taken his time with Theo since his return and rightly so, however I would expect him to take a bit more of a part against Manchester United this weekend.




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