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Capello impressed by Arsenal whiz Walcott

England boss Fabio Capello is full of praise for Arsenal winger Theo Walcott after watching him in recent games.

Capello said: "I was at Anfield to see Arsenal face Liverpool and the atmosphere was electric. It was a wonderful game and both teams played their part in creating such a spectacle.

"I was delighted with the impact that Theo Walcott made on the game - the run he made for Arsenal's second goal was incredible.

"To go past so many players with such speed and balance is one thing, but to have the composure and awareness to pick a pass at the crucial moment showed great skill and maturity.

"There can be no disputing Walcott's ability."

Capello believes it can only be good for English players at Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea that they are all in the semi-finals of the Champions League again.

He also described a potential all-England final as "fantastic".

Capello said: "I'm very pleased that England has three of the four semi-finalists for the Champions League.

"It is a tremendous situation for the supporters of those clubs and it shows the strength of the Premier League.

"For three sides with such contrasting styles, it is positive that English players are proving their flexibility and tactical awareness.

"Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United each play with unique style and it is promising to see English players flourishing in different roles and situations.

"It will be very interesting to watch the semi-finals and see who can reach Moscow.

"There is a real chance that it could be an all-English final, which would be fantastic for the England players involved, and that could only be a positive for the England team."

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