The England international has not featured for the Gunners since sustaining a knee ligament injury against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup back in January.
Walcott was superb last season in between his lengthy spells on the treatment table, but a cruciate injury ended his campaign far too early. However he showed flashes of brilliance and maturity during the time he was on the pitch.
The speed merchant only featured in 13 Premier League matches for the Gunners, but scored five and assisted four times.
Wenger has now confirmed that Walcott and Sanogo, as well as Serge Gnabry will be available following the international break in October.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
Theo is doing very well, and Gnabry is doing very well too. They should be available after the international break for full training.
Yaya Sanogo is similar [to Nacho Monreal], he will be back after the international break.
The good news is that the next international break is early next month, meaning Walcott is probably really only about two weeks from coming back into full match training. The bad news is that Theo will miss facing not only Tottenham, but also Arsenal’s trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea, another club he typically performs well against.
He’s coming steadily closer to a return and that can mean only good things for the Gunners. Even with the signing of Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and their pace, this team is still missing something. Walcott has proven he is a clinical player and we can only hope we will see the best of him soon.
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