The chances of the Arsenal and England international star Theo Walcott starting against Estonia at Wembley on Friday have just taken a massive turn for the better, after the England captain and regular centre forward Wayne Rooney was forced to miss the latest training session after picking up an ankle injury.
It must be a little confusing for the Arsenal and England stars Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, as their situations with club and country are very different. The Ox is a regular starter for Roy Hodgson in the international games yet he struggles to force his way into the Arsenal line up.
The plot thickens as it is revealed by Roy Hodgson that the Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is expected to be out of action for the next six months, after the Gunners were a little vaguer on how long in their official announcement. Welbeck had already been out of action since April when Arsenal.com revealed that he needed another operation on his knee.
On the face of it, the latest injury news revealed by Arsene Wenger today on the official Arsenal website is pretty positive stuff and must be a huge relief to Jack Wilshere in particular. The midfielder’s return date from the hairline fracture of the fibula he picked up in training over a week ago should be much sooner than we were led to believe.
When Roy Hodgson first started using the Arsenal and England international star Jack Wilshere as his deepest lying midfielder, a lot of us thought the England boss had lost the plot. We had always seen young Jack as a box to box player or even a number 10 where his ability to burst past players would be most useful.