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I feel fearless now - Walcott

ESPN staff
April 12, 2012
Theo Walcott has arguably produced his most consistent run for Arsenal over the past couple of months © Getty Images

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott feels a "totally different" man now that his injury woes have been put behind him.

Walcott has scored three in his last four games, having arguably produced his best spell in an Arsenal shirt over the past few months.

His place in the England squad for Euro 2012, once the subject of some debate, now looks assured.

And Walcott says that his improved fitness has been the reason for his turnaround. "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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