Arsenal rocked as Walcott may need MORE surgery

Everyone concerned with Arsenal was a bit worried when Theo Walcott, who had by that time made just two appearances as a sub after coming back from an operation almost a year ago to fix the anterior cruciate ligament damage picked up in a north London derby in January, was selected by Roy Hodgson to join up with his England team mates.

The worry was that Hodgson might overplay Walcott for England and it would not be the first time we lost a player to that sort of thing. But Theo came back with an injury anyway, despite not playing a single minute. The 25-year old had picked up some problem in his groin that has kept him out of the Arsenal squad in recent weeks and now we learn, from a report in The Mirror, that the problem may be worse than first thought and may even require more surgery to fix it.

That would be a huge blow for Arsene Wenger and the team and the Arsenal medical staff have apparently been working hard with Walcott in the last few weeks to avoid this. The flying forward is due to be assessed again this week and the hope is that he will be able to resume full training. If not, it could be another season with next to no action from one of our most important players.

Cross everything you can cross Gooners, because we need Theo back on the pitch, not back in the treatment room…

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  1. NY_Gunner says:

    Speedy recovery Theo…

    1. Goonsquad8 says:

      Off topic

      Southampton are dominating united. Sh*t it sucks we lost to united when we literally made them look like reserves

  2. sam-afc says:

    When it rains. It pours…..

  3. Mesut O-grillz says:


    Sigh. These injuries will never end.

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      But seriously, How are injured players who are on the treatment Table (even after being surgerized) re-injured again?….. Do they pLay football in the Hospital wards?

      1. KickAssFan says:

        Lol! @Soopa, for Arsenal players, thinking about playing again is enof to get them re-injured.

  4. Twig says:

    My sources say tomorrow’s lineup against Galatasaray will be:

    Szczesny; Debuchy, Mertesacker, Chambers, Bellerin; Flamini, Ramsey; Campbell, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski; Sanogo.


    1. Tas says:

      Mystic Meg 😉

    2. KickAssFan says:

      Man, Per is a huge liability. I wish ur sources can persuade H.R.D. to do something about that.

  5. admin says:

    Sources? Do tell…..

  6. ned says:

    Wish you speedy recover theo..

  7. Twig says:

    I don’t feel I’m really watching Arsenal unless I see Walcott in the starting eleven.

  8. ned says:

    To an alternate topic of discussion i will just like to point out n remind arsenal fans dat ARSENAL is a top top club and shud be compared to only the likes of man u, chelsea, barca, real, bayern n maybe liverpool, we hav acceptd medocrity 4 far 2 long, finishing 4th n elimination in d 2nd stage of UCL is a failure, we shud be aiming for top2 and d semi finals of UCL…wenger has taking us so low…after d FA cup win we shud hav sign 3 world class players n bloster our squad, if we hav per, olivier, ramsey on the bench as back up 4 world class players then we know were movin forward

    1. Tas says:

      If there was any shares floating around I’m sure before any fan could rush to the bank Alisher Usmanov would have bought it,

      @johnsouttar if Arsenal FC went PLC it would be the best football club shares to buy becouse it will bring you fantastick returns for your money, that’s the problem they (the board or AW) are not spending the massive profits which is coming for the next five years starting from this summer, the board and share holders at present are “NOT” taking divedence which is great but why?? are they going to foot the company ?? Any way that’s not the issue at the moment us the fans would like to know what are their intention with this huge windfall if they are not spending on bolstering team what are they going to do with all that money??

    2. almostawinner says:

      johnsouttar: “Fans are just the people who pay to watch the entertainment provided.”

      this is 180 degrees wrong: fans are the customers of this business. the biz needs to take care of its customers and is failing to do so. AFC is not some knighted peerage to whom pay homage. your respect for AFC has clouded the nature of the relationship between the club and the fans who pay for , and justify the existence of the club.

  9. sam-afc says:

    So happy to see debuchy back. Let’s hope he can sure up our defence a bit. Hope kos fit and ready for newcastle.

  10. Dennis says:

    Never been a big fan of this guy, he’s too slim built and that’s why he gets injured so much at this level same with diaby. You have to buy athletic players even in football with technical ability of course but they MUST be athletically built, they can’t be little minions then wonder why they’re all injured all the time.

    Next manager will have a clear-out sale that’s for sure: Diaby/Walcott/Ramsay/Wilshere/Arteta/Flamini etc etc… These players have no business wearing an AFC shirt, not now not ever.

  11. davidnz says:

    Keep Sanchez Chambers Szcz.
    Zelalem Niles Hayden.
    Release / sell everyone else.
    20 new players.
    Michael Laudrup Manager

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      Olsson, Afobe and Akpom are also promising players. And I’d get Cruijff out of retirement. He’s the manager all the others are trying to emulate…
      Oh, and keep Kos the Boss for sure.

      1. KickAssFan says:

        @NY, I personally complained about u to the Universe and I was assured u will soon change for good.

        “And I’d get Cruijff out of retirement. He’s the manager all the others are trying to emulate…” @NY, that touched me, that u now wish to have another manager ( a retired one at that, and u still don’t mind).

        Oh, Universe, we praise you!!!

        1. Tas says:

          LOL. NY-Gunner. KickAssFan just kicked your ass HAHA

          Just a joke yea 😉

          1. KickAssFan says:

            Lol! @Tas. Don’t u just luv positive change!

          2. NY_Gunner says:

            Here’s the thing both of you mind midgets have missed during your myopic mumblings. I always said that AW should be allowed to see out his contract.
            And I’ve never hidden my admiration for Johan Cruijff and have said time and again that I would like to see him succeed AW, when his contract runs out.

            So sorry to ruin your 2 boy circle jerk…NOT

          3. KickAssFan says:

            It’s something common with u AKBz. U always give the same explanation about ur initial stand as AKBz before boarding the Anti-Tyranny Squad (ATS, mistaken as AOB but no problem). U say things like: “I never actually supported Wenger, I was only against the idea sacking him midway in to the season.”

            Son, like I’ve always said, it doesn’t matter when u want him out, u wanting him out at anytime is just enof.

            By the way, boy, sometimes I wonder how u do it: u can speak from both holes.

          4. Tas says:

            LOL But what if the board gives AW another contract then what.

          5. KickAssFan says:

            @NY, I get it now. U are one of those kids often abused at home and bullied at school and everywhere else. The best u can do is come online and talk sh*t to just about everybody u know doesn’t know u personally. But it’s ok, I’m sure someday you’d grow up.

          6. Tas says:

            NY-Gunner I am a realist I have an understanding of business, finances, and long time ago a little time in owning, managing,and playing in a non professional fotball club/ legue, untill recently I was a strong suporter of AW and the business model of Arsenal FC but last couple of seasons I don’t like what I see and it goes against everything what a competitive football club is all about, personally I have nothing against AW but a lot of fond memories but all good things come to an end, knowing when your time is up is a true professional I just hope AW knows what his doing.

          7. NY_Gunner says:

            Good for you. What you want a medal?

            Kind of like your aunt huh?

          8. Tas says:

            NY-Guuner no need for medals I already have some but you need your head examined, we were just having a friendly chat and a laugh where did all that anger come from.

  12. NY_Gunner says:

    What I find interesting, no one is even mentioning the choke hold Adams had on Alexis. No video review or disciplinary action at all…

    1. Twig says:

      Should have been a red. Disgraceful. He wouldn’t have done that if he had a yellow.

  13. Me says:

    There is something seriously wrong with the physiotherapy set up at Arsenal.

    Though I am sure that Wenger will not take any responsibility for it.

  14. NIKK says:

    Drawn against Hull of all clubs at home in FA Cup to be played after busy xmas easier draw would have been a huge help considering our injuries.

  15. Greg says:

    All the best to you theo and a very speedy recovery bro! Coyg!

  16. evans says:

    The only person who does not get injured or sick at arsenal is Wenger . Hmmm i wonder the kind of meds that he takes . Anytime you see him in the jackets then you feel the losing spirits . Oh boy , your time is up .

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      Reality check dude. Every bodies time is up, one day…

  17. arselonia says:

    @ davidnz
    I will like to inform you that the stuff you are smoking is not good for you so STOP it mate…

  18. Greg says:

    My word! This is truly unfortunate! Just when i thought we were getting our “speed merchant” back! Damn these injuries!

  19. Matt says:

    Every f*ckin season we get at least 2 long long term absentees, every season our season is ruined with injuries, time after time, it’s just pathetic. Our players aren’t tough enough or they get overworked in training or simply don’t warm up properly or the medical team overwork them in their recovery, something ain’t right, that’s for sure.

  20. Justsoccerfan says:

    Soton just gifted a goal to MU.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      And got 1 back…

  21. Bigvalbowski says:

    Wanyama bossing the midfield YET again, so glad he wasn’t Arsenal quailty.

    FLamini and Arteta? FFS

  22. DANDY GUNNER says:

    If Arsenal don’t win any silverware this year the Trophy Cabinets won’t go to waste, Wenger can use them to put all the injured players in so he wrap them in cotton wool and throw sugar at them.

  23. wstbnk says:

    Arsen wenger knows fully well that two good strong defensive or central midfielders in our dear team will certainly wipe off injury issues we are encountering. I may do without Diaby but not Theo, very important his abilities. I rmb martin keown saying ” I know we can’t play if he’s not there” refering to Patrick Vieira…. so, im sorry Theo. tell Wenger to get your a backbone in the middle of the park so you don’t end up like Abou diaby… I suggest for him one player each from SALZBURG AND BESIKTAS, they goes by the name Stafan Ilsanker and Veli Kavlak respectively. till then we can say goodbye to Flamini and Arteta and, by a very large extent goodbye to injuries. opinion divided

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