Arsene Wenger could well be short on options in attack if Theo Walcott’s knee injury is worse than expected, after the Englishman was stretched off during the Gunners 2-0 FA Cup win over rivals Spurs.
The Gunners do have a healthy break until they play again however and Olivier Giroud should be available once again once he recovers from his sickness.
Wenger said after his sides derby win;
[on Walcott’s injury] Theo has a knee problem. We dont know if it is a stretched ligament or just a kick, he got two kicks on his knee.
[on being short up front] We are short because Theo is not very tall! We still have Podolski and Ozil on the bench. Giroud was sick, he was not injured, so for the next game he should be available. Of course if we lose Theo for a longer period, it is a problem.
[on Nicklas Bendtner] It will be for one month, we expected it could have been more, but we had good news.
[on Ryo] He got injured with a tight hamstring, but it is not big. He needs to play in the second half of the season, if I find a good opportunity for him, I will consider it.
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[on Thomas Vermaelen] He has a kick in his knee.
Meanwhile, Aaron Ramsey has given an update on his injury situation, claiming he hopes to be in action soon after suffering a thigh strain.
The Welshman said on his Instagram account:
On the mend and hopefully back as soon as possible