Arsene Wenger Warns England To Be Careful With Arsenal Star Theo Walcott

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The winger played his first game in nine months on Saturday…

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned Roy Hodgson to treat Theo Walcott with caution if he recalls him to the England set up, reports

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The 25-year-old played his first competitive appearance for nine months in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday. The forward had been unable to play due to a knee injury that had ruled him out of the World Cup.

There is a chance that England manager Hodgson could recall him immediately to the national team squad. Wenger was supportive of the Arsenal man’s England hopes, but said that he will need to be treated carefully.

“If he wants to go [with England], I’m happy for him to go and practice and maybe get a few minutes. Mentally it will help him.

“Is he completely ready? I think it is a bit early but to be in the squad will be good for him.

“It’s good to have him back, hopefully he will come on and have no setbacks. We have to be cautious always. The battle is not won, nine or ten months out, you have ups and downs. I will have to manage that well.”

England play Slovenia in a European Championship qualifying match on 15 November, and that is followed by a friendly against Scotland on the 18 November.

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