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Arsenal winger Walcott delighted with performance on starting XI return

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott was delighted to mark his return to the starting line-up with a goal scoring performance in victory over Chelsea.

The 21-year-old has nine goals from 16 appearances, but could find himself back on the bench tomorrow as Wenger looks to keep players fresh during a busy period.

"It was nice to get in the starting line up and show the boss what I can do. Hopefully I can stay there now. I just have to play well when I can," said Walcott.

"I know it's going to be a tough period, there's going to be chops and changes, I know that because it's very busy.

"There's a lot of games, you don't want to put too much work on yourself. I'm sure there will be a lot of changes on Wednesday but I feel fit, I'm ready to go.

"I have been practising my crossing and finishing when I can after training - when they let me because I don't want to kill myself.

"It's just something I have worked on and hopefully it can continue because I have missed a lot of the season so far.

"I have got nine goals and I'm pleased with that and hopefully that can continue."

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