Manchester United could very well have to contend with some game changing speed in this weekend’s pivotal clash with Arsenal, albeit for a short duration. Ahead of their high-voltage clash with the Red-Devils, the Gunners have been boosted by the news that their scintillating speedster Theo Walcott might be available for a cameo appearance from the bench.
Walcott has been out of action since mid-September following an abdominal surgery and his time on the sidelines has coincided with the Gunners hitting a raw purple patch of indomitable form that sees them on top of the Barclays Premier League as well as their group of death in the Champions League.
Arsene Wenger has been without any out and out wide players for some time now, German maestro Mesut Ozil has been filling in for the England international on the right side of the Arsenal midfield. But what should be giving Walcott sleepless nights is the prodigious form displayed by his deputy in the English squad; Andros Townsend. Walcott is unlikely to be named in Roy Hodgson’s squad to face Chile and Germany in international friendlies and if Townsend continues to impress, this could be one injury the 24 year old would rue for the rest of his life.