The England international made his 350th appearance for Arsenal in a resounding win over Chelsea and he feels things are finally looking up for him after a difficult period
Theo Walcott is relishing his prominent run in the Arsenal first team and says he has changed a lot since a difficult 2015-16 season.
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The England winger started his first Premier League match since February on the opening weekend of the season, netting in a 4-3 defeat versus Liverpool, and has managed to retain his spot.
He has started all of Arsenal’s Premier League games this term and went on to mark his 350th appearance for the club with the second goal in Saturday’s comprehensive 3-0 Premier League win over Chelsea.
Next up are Basel in Champions League Group A, with Arsene Wenger’s side looking to build on a 1-1 draw at Paris Saint-Germain on matchday one and Walcott is glad to have seemingly put his struggles behind him.
“I found it difficult towards the end of last season, I didn’t get many opportunities,” said Walcott at a pre-match news conference.
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“I spoke to many people and woke up something in my system – I am completely different.
“I just want to do better and better, after all the faith people have had in me.
“Maybe in the past I was thinking about others rather than myself, and I think it’s about getting the balance right.
“There are always ups and downs, but it’s all about now, and now it is going well.”