Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has welcomed the return to competitive action of Theo Walcott.
The England international forward came on as a substitute in the 80th minute in the Premier League clash against Burnley at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Walcott gave a good account of himself in the final 10 minutes of the game, leading Wenger to sing his praises.
‘It’s good I could give him 12 or 13 minutes today when the game was nearly won’, Arsenal’s official website quotes the Frenchman as saying.
‘It’s good that his decision making and movement are good - he just needs to get used to competition... For him it must be great as well to see that everybody wants him to come on’.
It was Walcott’s first appearance in a competitive match since January 4, when he sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during a FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur.
Walcott created one chance, had 75% pass accuracy and 100% shot accuracy against Burnley. The 25-year-old’s return is a massive boost to Arsenal’s chances of a Premier League title challenge.