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Arsenal And England Suffer Blow As Theo Walcott Ruled Out For Rest of Season And World Cup

theo walcott Arsenal And England Suffer Blow As Theo Walcott Ruled Out For Rest of Season And World Cup

Arsenal attacking midfielder Theo Walcott has been ruled out of action for six months with an injury he picked up in the FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

The England and Arsenal footballer has sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee, according to

Walcott will have surgery and is expected to be out for at least six months, which means he’ll miss the rest of Arsenal’s season as well as the 2014 World Cup.

“Everyone at Arsenal wishes Theo a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing him back on a football pitch as soon as possible,” according to a statement on the Arsenal website.

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9 Responses to Arsenal And England Suffer Blow As Theo Walcott Ruled Out For Rest of Season And World Cup

  1. Tony Butterworth says:

    I think this helps England in some ways. His presence in the team often seems to confuse the tactics. Now they can plan without him.

  2. Don says:

    Too bad for Theo…he seems one dimensional at times but you can’t teach pace and he has that in abundance…will be interesting to see if this can open the door for some wildcards into the squad


    guess that 2-0 gesture to the Spurs fans was him counting how many World Cups he has missed. Karma?

  4. Scrumper says:

    He only ever played one good game for England anyway. Not sure if he cares about the World Cup?

  5. Tony Butterworth says:

    I think Walcott is a decent player but he’s fairly easy to replace. He’s paying for the weird decision to take him when he was 17.

  6. Abdirahman says:

    That is good news for england i don’t know why yu are saying its blow.i don’t think roy would have selected choosen him even if he is fit he adds nothing to the national game only adds confusion to the tactics.

  7. Abdirahman says:

    will arsenal miss him? definitely no.

  8. hoosiergunner says:

    From the nasty comments here I’d say somebody has a case of the Mondays… heal quickly, Theo.

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