Arsenal’s Theo Walcott admits his recent displays not up to par

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott concedes he has not been at his best of late but says he is his own harshest critic

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Theo Walcott has scored six goals for Arsenal this season Photo: The Sport Review

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Theo Walcott admits his recent performances for Arsenal have not been good enough but insists he is determined to find his form.

Walcott deflected in the Gunners’ equaliser against Aston Villa in the FA Cup at the weekend as Arsene Wenger’s men came from two goals down at the break to defeat the visitors at The Emirates.

The 22-year-old England winger, who has netted six goals this term, has received his fair share of criticism from Arsenal fans for his performances this season.

But Walcott maintains that he is his own harshest critic. “I just want to play my game and show people what I can do,” he said.

“I am the best judge of my performance, not anyone else. I wasn’t happy with my last few games but hopefully now I can try to get back to a level I should be at.

“I think it was a good thing that it was the FA Cup [on Sunday], it’s totally different to the Premier League. I think we needed a slight break.

“It’s a cup competition that we can win, a couple of big teams have gone out in the early stages and if we can come from 2-0 down, hopefully we can beat anybody now. Hopefully we can just show the fans and our team-mates that everyone is ready now and that we can win this.”

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