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[UPDATE] Theo Walcott Injury….

Arsenal sources have confirmed the injury Theo Walcott picked up on Saturday is ‘minor’ and he’s in-line to face Olympiakos on Wednesday.

Walcott pulled up late-on during this weekend’s 3-0 win over Bolton with initial fears he had pulled a hamstring which would have ruled him out for at least 2-3 weeks. However it became apparent the injury was not the hamstring after Theo described ‘a sharp pain in his knee’ was the problem.

Arsene Wenger had feared he could lose the speedster for a crucial week where Arsenal face Olympiakos on Wednesday in the Champions League followed by a North London derby on Sunday at White Hart Lane. But club sources claimed today the injury in a ‘minor’ one and they are now hopeful Walcott will be fit to play on Wednesday.



  1. omereyonegabriel

    September 25, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Asenal need to sign a home ground defender in the person of Garry Cahill by january for Arsenal to win the league

  2. Georgement

    September 25, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    This is the greatest news of day!

  3. kennedy

    September 25, 2011 at 11:15 pm


  4. kennedy

    September 25, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    tnk GOD is nt a long term injury

  5. Bex

    September 25, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    that is agood news.

  6. sam

    September 25, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    still needs to rest before he gets any worse.
    park or chamberlain should step up not arshavin.

  7. Aussie Jack

    September 26, 2011 at 12:03 am


  8. Arsenal1Again

    September 26, 2011 at 4:38 am

    If Chamberlain wasn’t in the side, the injury would have been the typical long term Walcott sort. Because Chamberlain AND Ryo Miyachai are in the side, Walcott knows he’ll lose his place if he does his sick note crap, and thus he’s available for Wednesday.

    The same goes for Gibbs. Cut the crap or lose the starting place to Santos.

    It’s why competition is great, it cuts out the skiving. Koscielny has improved ten-fold now he has competition. If he keeps it up, he’ll keep his place when Vermaelen is back from injury. In the end it will be Vermaelen fighting to get back in the side and to do that, he’ll have to stop doing a Gibbs and Walcott. Van Persie will be injured soon for a lengthy spell because he hasn’t got competition. The Sick list at Arsenal has been one of the main contributory factors for winning nothing. In the past few seasons it was Eduardo, Diaby, Walcott, Van Persie, Rosicky, Fabregas, Vermaelen, Song, Gibbs. Today we have Vermaelen and Diaby dragging the side down, Gibbs and Walcott weighing up the risk factor of having their usual holiday, Van Persie waiting until he loses his form before having his holiday, Rosicky having his holiday while jogging around aimlessly on the pitch, Wilshere about to be out for the season (every time Arsenal says a player is out for 3 months, it has always been the rest of the season).

    Thank God Mertesacker is here, thank God Koscielny has stepped up to the plate, thank God we have Santos, thank God we have Gervinho, thank God we have Chamberlain, thank God we have Chamakh and Park, thank God we have Frimpong.

    Arshavin has been in the mood to play this season which is great and Arteta has been magnificent. If Walcott has a long term injury, we’ll be glad about it after Chamberlain and Ryo are let loose.

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  10. Akinyelure Opeyemi

    September 26, 2011 at 7:29 am

    When I theo, sitting on the field I just said to myself we are at it again. But, glory be to God he is back, I think he should have a rest for the mid week match.

  11. Emma

    September 26, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Gr8! Theo isnt injured…he should be rested durin the midweek game though

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