Walcott faces another spell on the sidelines after picking up problem against Spurs.
The 2-0 victory over north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup Third Round on Saturday came at a price for Arsenal, as Theo Walcott is ruled out for four weeks with a knee injury, reports the Mirror.
The England international was stretchered off during the match and will now face another spell on the sidelines – having only just recently returned to the first team.
Walcott will have a scan on the problematic knee, but it’s thought to be ligament damage and therefore four weeks out is the likely outcome.
This news will not be greeted favourably by manager Arsene Wenger, who is already having to come to terms with the news that Nicklas Bendtner faces a lengthy layoff as well.
A long-term injury for Yaya Sanogo and Olivier Giroud also struggling with fitness concerns means that the Frenchman may have to enter the transfer market for a new striker in January
Walcott made the headlines for a different reason during the victory over Spurs, as the 24-year-old was pelted with coins and missiles as the player left the pitch.
The Englishman’s response was to hold up a clenched fist and two fingers – to signal the Gunners’ 2-0 advantage – and the FA are unlikely to take action over this as it was not an offensive gesture.
For Wenger though, what the players do off the pitch is the least of the 64-year-old’s issues currently, as the injury list at the Emirates Stadium continues to grow.
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