Arsene Wenger believes “we will see a different Theo Walcott this season”.
The England international endured a tough 2015/16 campaign, but has started this term in encouraging fashion.
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“I said before the season started that we will get a different Theo Walcott this year,” the manager told Arsenal Player. “If he can maintain that focus, that desire and that fighting attitude then he will have a great season.
“I hope he has no setback because he is an intelligent player, he is focused and has a great desire to prove his critics wrong and he’s on a good way.
“I am very pleased, I think we had an excellent first half at Watford,” he added. “We cannot maintain it completely physically yet for 90 minutes but overall I could see there was some potential in the team, some fluency.
“We created chances and there was great movement. Overall I am very pleased with our first-half performance. Defensively we had a good game as well and I believe when everybody is on board physically for 90 minutes, we have a strong team.”
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