Theo Walcott could make his long-awaited comeback against Blackburn in an U-21 game at Borehamwoods Meadow Park on Friday.
Theo has missed the last nine months due to the anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered in that FA cup game against Spurs. Walcott began full training early this week and could feature at some point in the game on Friday.
Walcott’s return to the first team provides a timely boost to a squad that has almost been destroyed by injuries. Theo will not be available for the Hull game but could find himself among the substitutes for the Anderlecht game next week.
Theo adds pace to the side and with him, Welbeck and Sanchez we are a side that most teams would not want to play against. You may have all the technical, nimble, creative players in your side but nothing terrorises a defender more than sheer pace. We have that electric pace in abundance in this team.
Even Walcott spoke of the impact the speedy trio could have on the team and the terror it instills in the mind of the opposition:
I hope we’ll have the fastest forward line in the Premier League. It’s exciting times. It will hopefully put Arsenal where we should be – winning trophies.
They will fit the bill perfectly. Alexis has settled in very quickly. Danny is a hard worker. He always puts his heart on the line.
Walcott’s versatility means he could play on the wing as well as up top on his own. In the absence of Giroud, Theo and Welbeck are vital. Hopefully Theo can kick on from where he left off.