Theo Walcott and Alex oxlade-Chamberlain were taken off injured against Sheffield Wednesday this past Tuesday night, with the two players tweaking their calf and hamstring respectively. We’ve now got news on return dates for the pair, with BBC journalist David Ornstein claiming the English duo would be out for around three weeks.
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) October 28, 2015
With an already lengthy injury list, we really couldn’t afford the injuries to Walcott and the Ox. We have some massive games coming up against the likes of Bayern Munich and Tottenham, and being without a host of first-team stars could really impact our chances of winning.
Walcott was just beginning to stake his claim for a starting spot up front, wrestling a place off Olivier Giroud earlier this season. We now have to rely on the Frenchman again, and while he’s been in impressive form when he’s featured, we are now just a single injury away from being strikerless.
We’re also likely to struggle to find anyone to fill in adequately on the right flank, with Joel Campbell the only option we really have available.
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Hopefully these injuries won’t derail our season too badly, and we can keep our momentum going in the league until they return.