Arsenal's Almunia: Walcott success down to angry streak

Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia says Theo Walcott's improvement is down to him ditching his nice guy image. Almunia said: "Theo was too nice on the pitch in the last two years. This season you can see when he gets tackled he gets furious sometimes. That's a good thing and shows he is growing up. "I spoke with him and told him that you have to be a bit more aggressive and not be so nice on the pitch. "For me, Theo is the most exciting young English player I've seen by far. His skills are incredible."

Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia says Theo Walcott's improvement is down to him ditching his nice guy image.

Almunia said: "Theo was too nice on the pitch in the last two years. This season you can see when he gets tackled he gets furious sometimes. That's a good thing and shows he is growing up.

"I spoke with him and told him that you have to be a bit more aggressive and not be so nice on the pitch.

"For me, Theo is the most exciting young English player I've seen by far. His skills are incredible."

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