Arsenal Handed Major Injury Boost Ahead Of Man Utd Clash

By on November 5, 2013

Theo Walcott

Arsenal have been handed a major injury boost ahead of their trip to Old Trafford on Sunday with the Guardian reporting that winger Theo Walcott is in line to return to the squad.

The 24-year-old has been on the sidelines since requiring minor surgery on an abdominal injury that he picked up before the Stoke City game in late September. He was due back after the last international break in October but had a set back in training which ruled him out for a further two weeks and he’s missed the Gunners last 10 games as a result.

However, the former Southampton youngster has been training well recently and while tomorrow’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund will come too soon, the Guardian claim he’s going to step up his work on the training pitch this week with a view to playing a part against Manchester United this weekend.

Walcott’s return would be a huge boost to Arsene Wenger, who’s had to deal with a number of injuries to key players so far this season.

Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs are the latest names to be sidelined with both expected to miss the trip to Germany on Wednesday with ankle and calf injuries, which will make them a doubt to face United.

The pair will join Mathieu Flamini, Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Abou Diaby and Yaya Sanogo on the treatment table but Walcott’s availability could be just the tonic Arsenal need as they head to Old Trafford hoping to extend their lead over the champions to 11 points.

How big a boost is it for Arsenal to have Walcott back? Share your views below.


  1. sambanks

    November 5, 2013 at 9:45 am

    another 11points on the globe


    November 5, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Theo Walcot very excited that he will be fixture again Man u on Sunday or if the coach will reason with the condition is not free as he feel, he should hold down for the next match. therefore i happy and congratulation i wish him the best and those who are left behind am wish them same quick recovery. what i expected from them any team they are playing take it serious they should not over look the team any game in your front is important because what you are looking for to stand top of the table, am wishing all of you good luck throughout the season …

  3. Agina O Anthony

    November 5, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Theo is welcome and he is a great boast to the team. His come back at this time arsenal is down with a lot of injured first team players is a great boast for Wenger and if there is no forether injury, I see arsenal coming out with three points after the weekend game with man u, if they up their game more higher, then spirit they use against Liverpool. Gunners 4 life.

  4. Kabtanka

    November 5, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    teo walcot is the fatal icon that arsenal has been waiting for n I believe we wouldn’t lose the games we’ve lost, BVD n Chelsea in particular, n I really happy he’s back, I think it’s the time to end up m.united’s performance over arsenal for years

  5. Enebeli Victor

    November 6, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Am glad Walcot’s back.I hope d other players get well soon.Gunners 4 life.

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