Emirates Stadium man suffers season ending injury against Chelsea and will not play again for Arsenal this season.
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott will miss the rest of the season after suffering a hamstring injury in his side’s 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Saturday.
Walcott limped off in the 60th minute at the Emirates Stadium and Gunners coach Arsene Wenger revealed he does not expect the England international to feature in Arsenal’s final three Premier League matches.
While Walcott’s injury is a blow to Arsenal, Wenger believe he will recover in time for England’s Euro 2012 campaign.
“It looks like a serious hamstring,” Wenger said. “When we first assessed the hamstring, he wanted to stay on the pitch, and I think he should have gone off straight away because the second time it was a real hamstring injury.
“I think now for him it will be tough to come back before the end of the season. It is usually 21 days minimum.
“He should be OK to play for England, but I don’t think he will be ready to play for us.”
Could Theo Walcott have played his last game for Arsenal?
The wide forward has been locked in contract negotiations with the Gunners for much of the season, and appears little closer to agreeing a further stay.
With one year remaining on his deal, Arsenal will look to either get Walcott to commit to remaining at the Emirates Stadium, or attempt to sell him while they can still attract a fee.
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