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Jack - Theo gives us something extra

Jack Wilshere says Theo Walcott's return will give Arsenal's attacking play an added dimension.

Walcott has recovered from knee ligament damage and is working his way back to full fitness after playing 45 minutes for the under-21s on Friday.

Wilshere has praised his England team-mate’s movement and says it is a “dream” to play with someone who times his runs so well.

"I’ve never played with someone before who times their runs so perfectly and keeps doing it, time after time"

Jack Wilshere

“He gives us something different - he gives us pace,” Wilshere told Arsenal Player. “I know we’ve got Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who gives us pace but Theo gives you something different without the ball.

“I’ve never played with someone before who times their runs so perfectly and keeps doing it, time after time. It’s tough in a game to repeat those sprints 15 or 20 times but he does it, and it’s a dream for a midfielder.

“People questioned his finishing before but he’s improved so much. He can run in behind and he’s good on the ball, he’s improved that too. When you get someone back of Theo’s quality it’s going to give everyone a boost.

“He’s got physically stronger and he looks quicker than he did before - that might seem impossible but he does. He’s done a lot of work on his quads and his power so he’s going to come back fine.”

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