Arsenal’s Theo Walcott explains how he reacts to criticism

Theo Walcott says that he does not mind criticisms from the Arsenal fans.

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has said that he does not mind being criticised by the fans.

The England international claims that being criticised actually makes him play better and with more determination.

“You’re allowed your opinion, I don’t mind that at all,” Walcott told Arsenal’s official website. “It’s passion and that’s what it’s about.

"Fans have a go at me, which is great because it will get that extra percentage out of people and I think that’s important.”

These are mature comments from Walcott, who has only just returned to full fitness and is still quite a bit far off from his best.

Players react differently to criticisms, but it appears that the 25-year-old takes it all in his stride. Just as everyone should...

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