Walcott goes on the offensive

06 April 2010 08:01
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has promised to attack Barcelona when the sides meet in a Champions League quarter-final second leg encounter on Tuesday. Walcott, 21, was a goalscoring substitute in last week's thrilling 2-2 stalemate between the two sides. The Gunners have lost the likes of skipper Cesc Fabregas and Russia playmaker Andrey Arshavin to injury ahead of the trip to the Spain, but England winger Walcott insists he is ready to step up and take the game to the European champions. "As a winger, an attacking player, you always have to be on the front foot. Hopefully I can get at them and will give them a problem," he declared. "If I can create space for some of the others, then that is all part of my job. "It is a nice thing to have people talking good things - I just have to do it on the pitch." The likes of Robin van Persie, Alex Song and William Gallas have also been ruled out through injury but Walcott claims the Gunners head to the Camp Nou full of belief. He added: "We have got to believe we can come here and get a result, there is no point playing within ourselves, we have all got to be at it. "There are some big players missing, but players will come in and do a job. "We just have to work 100 per cent. That is all we can do."

Source: ESA