Theo Walcott limped off with a calf injury against Sheffield Wednesday last Tuesday, and, along with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, it looked as though he’d be back after the international break, as reported by Sky Sports.
It looks as though the England international could miss a little more time than originally though however, as The Telegraph now claims he’ll be out for at least five weeks.
We won’t see Walcott back in action until December, which is a real blow considering our limited options at the moment. Not only are we short on players for the right-wing position, but Walcott’s injury means we are once again left with just Olivier Giroud up front.
The Frenchman has been performing well recently – our Capital One Cup loss aside – but it has still been excellent having competition between the pair, and having a different option available going forward.
Arsene Wenger spoke about Walcott’s injury, and explained exactly what happened.
“Walcott thinks he got a kick on his ankle and he felt it displaced a little,” he said.
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“Then, your calf doesn’t work in the right position, then you can get an injury because it extends a little bit too much in a different position. You cannot plan everything. Players have to be robust.”
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Hopefully the injury isn’t as bad as suspected, and Walcott is able to return sooner than touted.