Theo Walcott admitted that he is benefiting from a relaxing summer after scoring in Arsenal's 2-1 win against Blackburn.
Walcott, who missed out on Fabio Capello's World Cup squad, fired a stunning 19th-minute opener as the Gunners secured all three points at Ewood Park.
The winger was disappointed to miss out on the tournament in South Africa, but he took his tally of Premier League goals to four with the opener at Ewood Park after his treble against Blackpool last time out.
He told Sky Sports: "I've had a good think in the summer - I didn't blame anyone else for not being at the World Cup but didn't read too much into it because I had a nice break, I've not had one for a long time.
"Now I just want to get playing and show people what I can do... it's for me to push on and get on the goal sheet a bit more often."
Gunners goalkeeper Manuel Almunia added: "We have improved our defensive work, I think the team is more strong.
"The boys did well today, everyone realises how hard the league is and tries to get better every year."