By Chris Harris

Theo Walcott cannot wait for the midweek trip to Wolves - because it's a chance for Arsenal to put Sunday's defeat behind them.

The England international went as close as anyone to pegging Newcastle back at Emirates Stadium at the weekend but, like Cesc Fabregas, Walcott saw his best effort bounce off the bar in a disappointing 1-0 defeat.

The 21-year-old had Fabregas alongside him again on Monday night at the re-opening of NikeTown in central London and Walcott already has his sights set on a chance of redemption at Molineux.

"It [the defeat to Newcastle] is in the past now, we lost but the great thing about football is that there is a game around the corner," he said.

"We've got a game on Wednesday and we can amend the disappointment that we had on Sunday."

Chelsea's own Sunday setback - a 2-0 defeat at Liverpool - means Arsenal did not lose further ground in the title race. At some point they will of course have to make up that five-point deficit on the leaders but Walcott was certainly relieved by events at Anfield.

"That is why I think football's a great game," he said. "You have ups and downs, like us slipping up on Sunday and Chelsea as well.

"There are plenty of teams still in it [the title race] but we are not looking too far ahead, we just want to concentrate on every single game and take every step when we can."

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9 Nov 2010