Theo Walcott reflects on his ’emotional’ Arsenal return
The Arsenal forward was thrilled after making a substitute appearance against Burnley on Saturday
Theo Walcott has spoken of his delight after making his return to action for Arsenal after his lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The England international made his first appearance since January when he came on as an 80th-minute substitute during the 3-0 victory over Burnley at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
The 25-year-old was thrilled to make his comeback but admitted that he will need to be patient as he looks to regain full fitness.
“It’s amazing to be back,” Walcott told Arsenal Player. “I know you don’t really want to be putting dates in the mind but this date was always in my head that I might get on and have a go.
“It was quite emotional. Everyone’s been very patient with me and they still need to be patient as it’s not going to happen overnight. It was such a great feeling.
“I want to help this team but we need to be patient. I’ll be patient and the boss will be as well. I just want to do what I do best and that’s just to enjoy playing football.
“I feel very quick, very strong and very powerful. All those rumours of Hector [Bellerin] being slightly quicker than me are not true at all!”