Arsène Wenger: Theo Walcott ‘edgy’ over return to full-blooded contact

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Arsène Wenger believes that Theo Walcott has a psychological barrier to overcome, as he described the winger as feeling “edgy” about a return to full-blooded contact in matches.

Walcott has endured a nightmarish 12 months, which began when he ruptured his cruciate knee ligament in Arsenal’s FA Cup third-round home win over Tottenham Hotspur on 4 January. He returned, briefly, in early November, when he made ten and eleven minute substitute appearances against Burnley and Swansea City.

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