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Pearce: Arsenal fans in for treat with Walcott

England U21 boss Stuart Pearce says Arsenal fans can be excited about the potential of Theo Walcott.

"He's the youngest player in the squad and the more starts he gets and minutes under his belt the better for him," Pearce said.

"The more games he plays the better he'll get, that applies to any of these young players in the squad, you have to have experience on the pitch.

"I think he's done extremely well, he'll meet up with us next time and he'll be richer for the experience of these two difficult matches away from home."

After victory over Bulgaria, Pearce added: "Theo has done well on this trip, the times he's come off was because we changed the shape to go to 4-3-3 to put Fabrice Muamba there to shore things up because we felt the opposition were getting on top of us.

"He pays the price for that, it's more the fact that James Milner is a more defensive player on the other wing. In two games he's had to come off but that happens with offensive players."

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