Theo Walcott is all set to spend another spell on the sidelines as the winger has now injured his knee. The young Englishman who had just recently returned from a horrendous shoulder injury had been pulling the strings for Arsenal along with the impressive Arshavin for Arsenal in the recent matches and his injury comes as a big blow to the Gunners.
Arsenal had been counting on the returns of their injured players including Walcott to give finishing touches to their brilliant runs in the FA Cup and Champions League but Walcott’s injury is a big setback. The extent of the injury is still not known but Wenger expects him not to be available for England’s coming fixture so he could be out for a few weeks at least.Arsene Wenger revealed the news on Arsenal.com:
“Walcott got injured today in training. We have to test it, he has a scan on his knee today. We are surprised and worried. He was in very good form coming back and that is very bad news for us and for England. For the rest of the season might be too long, but he’s out of tomorrow’s squad and he could be out of the England squad. He locked his knee so it could be a cartilage problem. He did it walking back from training. He was fully normal during training but maybe it only came out when he stopped. We have to see how he responds today and I hope it’s not really serious.”
Lets pray the injury isn’t serious and that he gets back as soon as possible.
Alongwith Walcott’s injury comes some good news which will be overshadowed by the bad news. Eduardo returns and is in the squad for the trip to St. James’s Park. Eduardo can’t fill the temporary void left by Walcott but his return is a welcome one.
“Eduardo played just over a week ago against Roma – he had a minor injury and he is in the squad tomorrow. Manuel Almunia is fit too.”
Hopefully now Eduardo can put away the simple chances that come Arsenal’s way but have been wasted by Bendtner and van Persie in recent matches.