By Rob Kelly

Theo Walcott says that his recent run of sparkling form is down to playing without fear.

The 23-year-old scored his 11th goal of the season in Wednesday night's 3-0 victory at Wolves and has earned a host of plaudits for his superb recent performances.

Walcott says he is flowing with confidence after overcoming the injury problems that afflicted him earlier in his career.

“I'm 23 now and I am still growing. I am not afraid of getting hurt," he told Arsenal Player. "A few years ago I had shoulder injuries, ankle problems and back problems and that was just me learning the other side of the game.

"Now I am just going into games and enjoying myself, not being scared of anything. The manager always tells me not to be afraid going into tackles. I am a totally different Theo Walcott now.

"We are playing great football and it’s nice to be part of that and not on the treatment table."

Watch the full interview with Theo on Arsenal Player.

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