The England international, who has been out of action for nine months with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, came off the bench late on in the Gunners Premier League tie against Burnley on Saturday.
The 25 year old was thrilled to make his comeback but admitted that he will need to be patient as he looks to regain full fitness.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
It’s amazing to be back. I know you don’t really want to be putting dates in the mind but this date was always in my head that I might get on and have a go.
It was quite emotional. Everyone’s been very patient with me and they still need to be patient as it’s not going to happen overnight. It was such a great feeling.
I want to help this team but we need to be patient. I’ll be patient and the boss will be as well. I just want to do what I do best and that’s just to enjoy playing football.
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I feel very quick, very strong and very powerful. All those rumours of Hector [Bellerin] being slightly quicker than me are not true at all!
Many fans have been awaiting the return of Walcott and they finally got a chance to see the speedy winger in the last ten minutes against Burnley. His brief cameo was certainly enough to excite the fans for what’s to come. He combined well with Sanchez and the team had an x-factor in the attack during the closing stages, something that has been absent so far in the season.
The Gunners are still in fourth place despite their mediocre form in the initial games. This has been a year of upsets so far and Arsenal could take advantage. With the fastest attack in the league, they’ll be able to absolutely pick apart opposing defenses.
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