Theo Walcott has been under intense media scrutiny of late after a series of under-par performances, but after scoring two goals in the 5-2 north London derby victory against Tottenham last weekend, the forward is tipped to continue his goalscoring exploits by Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

The Polish stopper has praised his 22-year-old teammate for his impressive brace against Spurs, and backed him to use the performance as a platform to spark a consistent run of form in Arsene Wenger's first-team.

The England international has been regularly criticised for his lack of goals and end product in the final third, but after netting his fourth and fifth Premier League goals of the 2011-12 campaign, he is expected to go from strength to strength.

"Theo scored two goals, which is all you can ask for," Sczcesny told Arsenal's official website. "They were both very good.


"He has come under a little bit of stick for his finishing but he took those two very well and we are very pleased for him."

Szczesny revealed that Walcott is one of the hardest working players at the Emirates Stadium, and after regularly finding the net against him in training, he hopes he can now take that form onto the pitch on match-day.

"He's a very good lad and he is probably one of the best trainers in the dressing room," he continued. "He works very hard every day, scores a lot of goals in training and just needs to get the goals in games.

"But we are very pleased for him and we hope he can do it all over again in the games from now."

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