Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott | Arsenal & England Wonderkid


Arsene Wenger claimed that despite having to cope the rest of the season without Theo Walcott, the long-term future of the player is very positive and suggested his fans not to expect him to be ready for the 2014 World Cup as his injury is already confirmed to leave him out of action for the worldwide event.

"The damage was real in the knee so he will have to take the needed time, so let's not be hopeful that he will go to the World Cup, that is not possible but overall his long-term future is very positive," Wenger said to the Arsenal Player. "It is about being fit for next season now."

Arsenal is going through one of their best seasons in recent times as they are at the top of the Premier League along with Manchester City and Chelsea but Arsenal’s squad has been suffering from a number of injuries that has seen some of their players being unable to play including Thomas Vermaelen who was out with a knee injury, Mikel Arteta who is struggling with a calf problem and Aaron Ramsey.

Even with all of these injuries, Wenger still remains optimistic that he has enough quality and talent on his squad to keep Arsenal fighting at the top of the league.

"We have fantastic players in midfield and it always allows us to keep what we call the 'engine' of the team fresh." Wenger stated as he praised his team.

Theo Walcott sustained the season ending injury during Arsenal’s 2-0 triumph against Tottenham back in January. Just as the English player was being removed from the pitch on a stretcher he displayed gestures to the Tottenham which caused them on launching coins and plastic bottles at Walcott and now the police are searching for 3 men that initiated the attacks.