Theo Walcott reflects on his spell as an Arsenal ‘supporter’
Theo Walcott looks back at his lengthy spell on the sidelines
Theo Walcott has admitted that he became “nervous” at times as he watched Arsenal from the stands during his spell on the sidelines.
The England international spent more than nine months out of action this year with a knee injury and was forced to become accustomed to watching his team-mates in action.
You see the people around you and the buzz they get from anything that a player does
And the 25-year-old forward has revealed that it was a bittersweet experience for him.
“I’m the sort of person that likes to get involved in everything,” Walcott told Arsenal Player.
“I’m quite chilled at times but if it’s getting tense [watching a match] I get quite nervous because I know how hard the guys work throughout the week.
“It’s good because you get to see a different side of it. Not just that, you see the people around you and the buzz they get from anything that a player does and you think, ‘OK, I’ll remember that for next time’.
“It looks so much easier when you’re watching it, so I really feel for the guys when I’m there having a go and saying, ‘You should have done this’. But when you’re down on the pitch everything happens instantly.”