Peak Arsenal? Walcott out for at least three games

Date published: Wednesday 28th October 2015 11:16

Theo Walcott is set to be sidelined for three weeks with a calf injury picked up against Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup. Peak Arsenal?

Walcott will reportedly miss Premier League games against Swansea and bitter rivals Spurs, as well as the crucial Champions League group stage trip to Bayern Munich.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal staff failed to properly ensure Walcott was warmed up before replacing fellow injury victim Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup fourth round. That might just be the most Arsenal thing we’ve heard.

Olivier Giroud will be trusted as the Gunners’ first-choice striker in Walcott’s absence, with the Frenchman having scored three times in his last four club appearances.

Oxlade-Chamberlain’s absence could be more sorely felt by Arsene Wenger, who already has first-choice right-winger Aaron Ramsey ruled out through injury.

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