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Walcott suffers injury setback

Theo Walcott has suffered an injury setback in training and is expected to spend another two weeks on the sidelines.

Last Updated: 22/10/13 at 21:53 Post Comment

Theo Walcott: Set to miss crucial fixtures at home and in Europe

Theo Walcott: Set to miss crucial fixtures at home and in Europe

The England international has been struggling to regain full fitness following groin and stomach surgery.

He had been forced to sit out England's final two 2014 World Cup qualifiers as a result, and will now miss crucial contests at club level.

Arsene Wenger expects Walcott to be absent from his plans for a UEFA Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund, a Premier League fixture with Crystal Palace and a Capital One Cup tie with Chelsea.

He said: "He had a setback on Thursday. He had to stop, to jog again.

"I don't think we will see him against Dortmund nor Crystal Palace nor Chelsea.

"He is at least two weeks away now."

Walcott now faces a battle to regain his place in the Arsenal side, as they continue to top the Premier League table, and a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of England's friendly dates with Chile and Germany in November.

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reat article. Hits the nail on the head. Encapsulates why I don't read tabloid newspapers anymore. The only thing worse is the 'told you so first' headline when they get lucky.

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amous. If that can be achieved whilst sitting in your pants and without any degree of hard work, all the better. I have no desire to be famous, but the rest of that line suits me just fine. Great article by the way, well worth the wait.

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here seems to be little focus on the performance of Besiktas. They played very well and stopped Arsenal from playing. Credit has to go to their manager. As much as Arsenal didn't play too well, we kept a clean sheet, but the home side made it very difficult.

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