Arsenal winger Theo Walcott could return from injury to face Sunderland this weekend, according to reports.
The 26 year old suffered a calf injury in the club’s Capital One cup game against Sheffield Wednesday back in October. The Gunners were eventually eliminated from the COC as they suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Championship club.
Although, Walcott didn’t start the match against Sheffield Wednesday, he was brought on to replace injured Alex Oxlade Chamberlain but he couldn’t complete the game as a result of the calf Injury and has since then missed the Gunners last seven games.
Walcott’s return next weekend will be a huge boost for Arsene Wenger’s men as they currently have a number of first team players out injured. Francis Coquelin and Alexis Sanchez are amongst those with injury problem.
The Daily Star reports that Walcott is likely to return to action against Sunderland although he may not be thrown into the starting xi immediately.
Walcott started the season on the bench but the England international took his chances early on and pushed Olivier Giroud out of the starting xi, the winger will now start all over again as he battles to get into the Gunner’s first team.
The Winger has played 8 games for the Gunners this season and has scored two goals while providing two assist for his teammates.
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