Arsenal's Theo Walcott: I will be even faster when I return

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Arsenal winger Theo Walcott says fitness work on his legs can help him become even faster.

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is positive about his impending return from injury, insisting when he does, he can be even better than before.

The reason for that is he believes his strongest asset, his pace, will be even more pronounced.

He told The Guardian: "I hope to be quicker, definitely. I’ve never had the opportunity to work on the strength in my legs. With that, I think I should be quicker and stronger."

Walcott is among the fastest players in the Premier League, and his ability to stretch defences gives the Gunners a different dimension.

Now after the club added Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck in the transfer window, the Gunners forward line has an opportunity to take on a very different shape with Olivier Giroud out injured.

With Walcott an 'improved' version of his previous self, or so he hopes, it is frightening looking forward line for defences to deal with.

Now all Walcott has to do is return to fitness, which he says is 'weeks' away, rather than a potential return against Tottenham in 10 days time. If he is even faster and more effective, it will be worth the wait.

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