Arsenal star Theo Walcott on what he expects from himself in upcoming games

Theo Walcott looks ahead to today’s FA Cup third-round tie between Arsenal and Hull City at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has said that he does not expect too much from himself in the upcoming games.

The England international has only recently recovered from a long-term injury problem and has made three substitute appearances.

Considered by many as one of the best players in the Arsenal team when fit, the 25-year-old’s return to full fitness is a welcome boost for the Gunners.

However, Walcott himself has tempered expectations on him, and insists that he will need time to return to his best.

“I am looking forward to getting a few minutes [on Sunday],” he told Arsenal’s official website. “I’m not expecting too much from these games early on.

“It will be blowing the cobwebs away and will be good to be out playing with my mates again because I’ve missed it all.”

Walcott is likely to feature against Hull City today as Arsenal kick off their FA Cup campaign. Looking ahead to the third-round tie, the former Southampton star said: “It’s important to have a good start, especially against Hull.

“We have our home support and we have to bounce back from the Southampton game. We want to become those legends [in Arsenal’s history] so we need to knuckle down and start performing.”

Arsenal and Hull contested the final of the FA Cup last season. On that occasion, the North London outfit had to come from behind to win the match 3-2 in extra time.

The Arsenal fans will hope that the team get an easier ride today.

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