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Walcott Adds To Arsenal Injury Worries

It doesn’t get any better for Arsenal or manager Arsene Wenger. Just days after the 2-0 league defeat against Aston Villa, injury problems begin to mount for the Gunners.

Theo Walcott was expected to take part in England’s friendly with Germany tomorrow, but during a training session this evening Theo dislocated his right shoulder after falling on the pitch.

The 19-year-old was immediately rushed to a local hospital where his shoulder was put back into place. Worryingly for Arsene Wenger, Walcott is not the only player out, in fact, he actually adds to the growing list of injured Arsenal players with Bacary Sagna, Emmanuel Eboue and long term absentees Eduardo da Silva and Tomas Rosicky already out.

England manager Fabio Capello told The FA’s official site:

“Our priority is Theo and making him as comfortable as possible before he returns to England.

“We’re all very disappointed, but the most important thing is for Theo to travel home and make a quick recovery.”

Only a fortnight ago, Walcott was on the receiving end of a dubious challenge from Stoke defender Rory Delap where once again, Theo injured his shoulder.

Walcott is now a major doubt for Arsenal’s Premier League encounter with Manchester City on Saturday.

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chris
chris
12 years ago

arrr no…now he will be out of city game..meaning wenger will play denilson on the wing which equals us playing awfully and losing. unless wenger grows some balls and plays wilshere or ramsey out there..city aint physical and would be a footballing game i reckon

TopGunPires
TopGunPires
12 years ago

No Theo or Cesc for Saturday, please Arsene start Ramsey and Jack, they have earnt the right to have a chance.

Gooner Chris
12 years ago

I think Eboue will be fit for Saturday – if that’s any consolation?! 😉

TopGunPires
TopGunPires
12 years ago

I’m not a Eboue hater, he’s actually played very well away from home this season so I would welcome him back to the fold with Theo out.

Tired Gunner
Tired Gunner
12 years ago

Eboue replace sagna ?

chris
chris
12 years ago

i reckon eboue will be put on the wing with toure out at right-back..wenger has to play at least a few players out of position

Connolly's agent
12 years ago

Not good news. I wonder if it’ll come to the point where we’ve got to amputate his shoulders?

athlon
athlon
12 years ago

I think Eboue is injuered, isn’t he? It a very big unluck that our players will be injured before or after an international break – everytime. We won’t have Vela, Walcott, Sagna – and I don’t want to think of an another player who will be injured.

I prefer Ramsey, he is the best man, he was excellent against Fenerbahce.

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