LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Arsenal have confirmed that winger Theo Walcott will be out of action for at least six months due to a knee injury.
Walcott’s injury, which forces him out of the remainder of the season, is a massive blow for Arsenal, while England will also feel the pain as he will miss the World Cup in Brazil this summer as well.
Walcott had been in good goalscoring form, netting five goals in six games and manager Arsene Wenger was hoping use him in the push to win the EPL title this season.
A statement on Arsenal.com read: “After coming off injured in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur, the Club regrettably announces that Theo Walcott has sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.
“Theo will have surgery in London in the near future and is expected to be out for at least six months, therefore missing the remainder of the season and the World Cup in Brazil in the summer.
“Everyone at Arsenal wishes Theo a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing him back on a football pitch as soon as possible.”