Posted on December 12, 2014 by ADMIN

BIG relief for Arsenal as Walcott does NOT need more surgery

I felt really sorry for the Arsenal and England international star Theo Walcott when it was revealed last week that the groin problem the forward had picked up on the last international break while training with Roy Hodgson’s squad, may force the unlucky Gunner to undergo yet another operation.

Having had abdominal surgery and then the anterior cruciate ligament treatment that wrecked his campaign last time, this would have been a massive blow to the 25-year old speedster, but it would have been equally bad news for Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger, as the season before had seen Walcott really come into his own and finish the season as the top scorer in the Arsenal squad.

The medical staff at the Emirates were therefore sweating on the results of some intense treatment given to Walcott last week, to see if it had worked and avoided the need for the player to have another operation and another long spell on the sidelines.

The manager has now given us the good news in an Arsenal.com report that Theo does not have to go under the knife again. All he needs now is to continue to work on his fitness and then Wenger can start to introduce him back into the team slowly to get that match sharpness back.

The Frenchman said, “The signs are quite good. He has had two days of training now but he now lacks competition and fitness to come back to a good level.”

As we saw before Walcott picked up the groin problem, Wenger is going to be very careful with his striker and so we probably won’t see him fully back and able to start a game for a good few weeks yet. But hopefully Theo will be ready to explode for Arsenal in the second half of the season. How good will that be for us, Gooners?

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8 thoughts on “BIG relief for Arsenal as Walcott does NOT need more surgery

  1. Greg

    This news is indeed a blessing to know! A speedy recovery to you theo! Coyg!

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  2. medvet

    Right now, i’m not worried about walcott, in fact i’m very worried about Koscielny and a possible surgery

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    1. rools

      Yeah i am worried about our defensive line up for the Newcastle game.

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    2. Mesut O-grillz

      right. that might be the only position that we can actually cover… for now

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  3. henry12

    Sorry to say it…but I’m not relying on Walcott to be a starter for us anymore. When a player gets injured like that, sometimes they are never the same, look at Diaby for example. I’m focusing on Chambo to be our starting right-winger for now and the future.

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  4. SaveArsenal

    Things are looking ominous for Walcott, way too many injuries and long term injuries at that.
    I think we should be looking at someone else if he has yet another bad season, can’t have so many perennially injured players.

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  5. samuel@justarsenal.com

    I think Walcott should also be seeking for divine prayers to stay the re-occurrence of injuries on him and not to totally be relying on medical expertise. The same thing should be sort for by Abu Diabi to ease him out of his penerial injury crisis. One man poison could become another man’s food on Saturday. Debuchy to play CB in the Magipbs game? No need for the boss to do that if he has Ajayi available for selection. I think BFG has been mentoring Ajayi in training for quite a while now. (Courtesy Arsenal .com) And the duo must have supposedly by now forged a good understanding between themselves. Debuchy, Ajayi/BFG and Gibbs to start the Newcastle game as our starting back four in my own opinion. But the boss has the final say ofcourse.

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