Bolton skipper Nolan: We wanted to test Arsenal, Walcott

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Kevin Nolan doesn't shy away from their physical approach.

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Kevin Nolan doesn't shy away from their physical approach.

Reflecting on their defeat to Arsenal, Nolan told The Sun: “I have never seen anybody as quick as Theo Walcott in my life. I said to Jlloyd Samuel ‘Give him a little kick and see if he comes back at you!’

“At the end of the day, it is a physical sport. We don’t want to be like basketballers. We are in the gym four or five days a week to build ourselves up to try to stand up to challenges like that.

“We are in danger of losing that side — the roughing up of people.”

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