Walcott revels in RVP connection

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Theo Walcott has supplied more than his fair share of goals in Robin Van Persie's incredible scoring run, including the cross that allowed the Arsenal captain to equalise at Norwich on Saturday.

The 22-year-old England winger admits he is loving his new-found connection with the Dutch striker, but insists their on-field relationship is just a small part of the overall growth of an in-form Gunners side.

"We just love playing together," said Walcott. "Over the past few years I have had my injuries and he has had his, so we have not been able to sustain a run of games together.

"But this year you can see signs that we just know where each other is going to be on the pitch. To be honest it makes it easier for both of us. Robin is one of the best strikers in the world right now and a great leader too.

"But then the whole team is gelling now. On the second goal you could see there was a lot of movement not just with the ball, but without it. We were creating space for players and a lot of us are in form at the moment. And of course it is easier when we are winning."

Saturday's 2-1 victory at Carrow Road was Arsenal's fifth successive win in the Barclays Premier League, and Walcott reiterated manager Arsene Wenger's post-match comments that the Gunners were worthy winners.

"If we want to climb up the table then, no disrespect to Norwich, but we should be coming to places like this and winning," he continued. "I did not think we deserved to be 1-0 down but they closed us down well.

"It was important to get the goal back before half time and we played some beautiful football."

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