After One Year, Walcott So Starter Again
London – Theo Walcott finally back to being a starter for Arsenal after an absence of one year. For Walcott, it becomes something that is very encouraging.
Arsenal Walcott ruled out because of a knee ligament injury he got against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup third round last season. The injury forced him to pull over in a long time, including missed the 2014 World Cup.
Once recovered, the new Walcott back grazing in early November 2014 ago. Arsene Wenger gave him the opportunity to appear as a substitute in three games.
New to the game against Hull City in the FA Cup third round on Sunday (01/04/2015), Walcott back into the Arsenal starting XI. The date was exactly one year since Walcott got injured in the game against the Spurs.
“It was great to be back. Obviously this has been a year –ke it– day and fun can be a starter again. It’s nice to get rid of the boredom of this,” Walcott said as quoted by the official club website.
“Mental is a major challenge when injured, see how you can handle it when friends mate practice and you are the only one existing in the treatment room. Or when you are undergoing restoration throughout the summer and everyone is on the World Cup. The difficulty like that. “
“There are a lot of personal things that goes on in my life, so it was distracting me and gave me the opportunity to develop something and I better” he added.
Playing for 76 minutes, Walcott fired three shots recorded with one that led to the goal. He then pulled out and replaced by Alex Oxlade–Chamberlain.
Wenger said he was satisfied with the performance of Walcott in the game despite 25-year-old player was scored. According to the French manager, Walcott does not lose its quality despite a long absence.
“There are some positive things because he’s dangerous. You could see that he did not lose the quality of his running and he looks dangerous,” said Wenger.
“He’s a little bit less in terms of competition and not accustomed to challenging, but it will come. He has been sidelined for a year. For what he did after missing a year, this is quite positive,” he said.
Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Hull with goals from Per Mertesacker and Alexis Sanchez. This victory led the Gunners qualified for the fourth round of the FA Cup.