Gunners star will be fast tracked into side, admits Wenger.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that when Theo Walcott returns to full training he will be fast tracked back into the starting line up, according to Inside Futbol.
The England forward suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury during an FA Cup tie against arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur last season, and the injury ruled him out of the rest of Arsenal’s season as well as England’s World Cup campaign.
However, in an unexpected boost Wenger confirmed that the 25-year-old could be back in full training with the rest of the squad by as early as late August.
“He’s progressing very well. He’s worked very hard during the summer and we expect him to be back in full training at the end of August,” Wenger said.
And when he does make his comeback to the training ground the manager believes that there will be little to stand in his way before making a return to the pitch.
“That’s difficult to predict”, he said, when asked when Walcott could play in the team again.
“Once he’s back in full training it can be very quick. He has a good basis, which is what he’s working on now.”