By Richard Clarke
Theo Walcott is loving his new-found connection with Robin van Persie.
The wideman has supplied more than his fairshare of goals in the Dutchman’s incredible scoring run, including the cross that allowed the striker to equalise at Norwich on Saturday.
For Walcott, his on-field relationship is just part of the overall growth of an in-form Arsenal side.
“We just love playing together,” he said. “Over the past few years I have had my injuries and he has had his so we have not been able to sustain a run of games together. But this year you can see signs that we just know where each other is going to be on the pitch. To be honest it makes it is easier for both of us. Robin is one of the best strikers in the world right now and a great leader too.
“But then the whole team is gelling now. On the second goal you could see there was a lot of movement not just with the ball but without it. We were creating space for players and a lot of us are in form at the moment. And of course it is easier when we are winning.”
Saturday’s victory was the fifth successive Premier League win for Arsène Wenger’s men. Walcott felt his side were worthy winners
“If we want to climb up the table then, no disrespect to Norwich, but we should be coming to places like this and winning,” he said. “I did not think we deserved to be 1-0 down but they closed us down well. It was important to get the goal back before half time and we played some beautiful football.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 21 Nov 2011