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'I am different Theo Walcott now' says Arsenal winger

Theo Walcott admits he is a very different player now to what he was a few years ago.

The 23-year old winger, who scored his eighth league goal of the season in last night's 3-0 win over Wolves, suggests he longer fears getting hurt as he continues to mature both on and off the pitch.

"I'm 23 now and I am still growing. I am not afraid of getting hurt," he told Arsenal Player. "A few years ago I had shoulder injuries, ankle problems and back problems and that was just me learning the other side of the game.

"Now I am just going into games and enjoying myself, not being scared of anything. The manager always tells me not to be afraid going into tackles. I am a totally different Theo Walcott now.

"We are playing great football and it's nice to be part of that and not on the treatment table."

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