About the time when Arsenal faithfuls were enjoying some ‘formula 1′ football due to the pacy attack of Msut Özil, Lukas Poldolski and Theo Walcott, and were beginning to dream of clinching the 2013/2014 English Premier league title, Something devastating happened! Walcott got injured.
The incident occurred during the 2nd half of the season, in the English FA Cup clash against an inform Tottenham at the Emirates stadium, when Walcott was involved in a challenge with Danny Rose which damaged the anterior ligament cruciate of his right knee.
Although a cheerful Walcott was found making the famous ‘2-0′ gesture at the Tottenham fans, it was later announced that the winger would be ruled out for six months and subsequently the World Cup. It was also reported that it took numerous calls and text messages from his teammates and Wenger as well as his loved ones to cheer a disheartened Walcott up.
It’s no secret that the absence of Theo in the team caused us a lot of problems as the performances of the team plummeted and Arsenal gradually descended to the 4th spot, of course you know the rest of the story.
Now all hope is not lost as Wenger has giving us reason to smile, by announcing that Walcott would soon resume full training. Speaking to the club’s official website:
“He’s progressing very well. He’s worked very hard during the summer and we expect him to be back in full training at the end of August.”
On being asked to reveal the date of Walcott’s comeback to the 1st team, the Gunner’s boss had this to say:
“That’s difficult to predict. Once he’s back in full training it can be very quick. He has a good basis, which is what he’s working on now.”
Even the most patient Gunner can’t wait to the see Walcott and Alexis Sanchez in the same starting line-up, i’m sure the opposition wouldn’t like this pacy duo running behind their defence and with Özil in the mix; they are all in for a good hiding.