After Arsenal winger Theo Walcott was ruled out for six months with a knee injury, fanatix takes a look at ten players who could take his England place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Arsenal and England have suffered a cruel blow with the news that Theo Walcott has been ruled out of action for the next six months with ruptured anterior knee ligaments, which leaves both his club boss Arsene Wenger and national team coach Roy Hodgson with decisions to make on who to play in his stead.
The Gunners have a ready made replacement in 18 year-old German winger Serge Gnabry, who has shone upon his promotion to the first team this season, and Wenger also has the option of entering the January transfer market.
Hodgson doesn’t have such a luxury.
Still, read on for ten players who could take Walcott’s place on the plane to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer.