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.