Wenger has no idea when the forward will be returning to the side.
Despite the fact Arsenal have enjoyed their best start to a season in over five years, injuries at the club are a constant headache for manager Arsene Wenger.
The 3-1 victory over Stoke City on Sunday was the side’s seventh successive win in all competitions and puts the Gunners top of the Premier League table on goal difference.
However, there was some bad news before the match with the Potters as it was announced that Theo Walcott would miss the tie through injury and becomes the latest member of the club’s ever-growing list of sidelined stars.
Although Mikel Arteta played for the first time in 2013/14 against Stoke, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Abou Diaby and Lukas Podolski are still struggling to find fitness.
Now Walcott has joined that list and Wenger has admitted the Frenchman doesn’t know when the forward will return.
“He had an abdominal muscle problem, I don’t really know what it is,” the 63-year-old was quoted by Sky Sports.
“Nobody can tell me whether it is just a question of days.
“It’s a bit mysterious, because we don’t really know what it is.”
Up until Sunday, Walcott had played every match for the north London outfit this season, including four league matches, two Champions League qualifiers and the mid-week triumph at Marseille – where the England international scored.
The 24-year-old has become a vital part of Wenger’s side since joining from Southampton seven years ago and is expected to form a formidable trio in attacking midfield, alongside Santi Cazorla and club record signing Mesut Ozil.
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