Walcott working on his finishing

Date: 29th December 2010 at 9:35 am
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Theo Walcott says he has done extra training sessions to improve his finishing this season.

The England winger’s work seems to be paying off, with a clinical strike in the big game against Chelsea taking his tally for the season to nine.

Walcott admits he was inspired by the work rate shown by David Beckham when he trained with the club a few years ago.

He explained: “It’s just something I’ve worked on and hopefully it can continue because I’ve missed a lot of the season so far. I’ve got nine goals, I’m pleased with that and hopefully that can continue.

“I’ve been practising every day in training. It doesn’t matter how old you are if you practise after training. I remember when David Beckham came to train with us, he still practised his free kicks.

“Me growing up to see that, it was great. I learnt from that. I’ve been practising my crossing and finishing when I can after training when they [the coaches] let me.”

Despite the obvious excitement from finally beating a fellow title rival, the 21-year-old hopes Arsenal will keep their heads when they travel to Wigan tonight.

He added: “I just feel that we need to concentrate on Wednesday, we can’t dwell on this result. We could be disappointed if we win against Chelsea and then lose at Wigan.”

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