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Arsenal winger Walcott reveals form down to extra training

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has revealed his impressive start to the season is down to extra training.

He says he is working on the kind of things that should satisfy his critics and make him a more intelligent player.

"I stay behind to improve on things like the final ball, the end product, stuff like that," he told the Daily Mail.

"I practise on crossing and finishing, on penalties, I'm not the best at penalties. Vito Mannone goes in goal and I work with Bacary Sagna on the right, working on that combination and putting crosses in for the strikers.

"We get Chamakh in there, too, so he can get used to where the crosses are going to go. It then, hopefully, pays off in the games. If you get your body and your brain used to it, it happens.

"Sometimes I still like to come inside, and, hopefully, I'll get on the scoresheet again this season. But, as a winger, you also want to get wide and provide assists.

"You want to keep the width, especially for the fantastic players in the middle. Arsene Wenger talks to me about being aggressive, running at players. So far this season I've been doing that."

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