Arsenal’s Theo Walcott ruled out for three games and will miss the North London Derby

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Arsenal are set to be without in-form forward Theo Walcott for the next three matches after he was forced off during Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup defeat at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The England international lasted just 14 minutes after coming on as a substitute after pulling up with a thigh strain (via Telegraph).

Arsenal’s misery was further compounded after they lost Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to a hamstring problem, and Wenger admitted after the game that he had made a mistake in fielding too many experienced players for the match as their casualty list continues to grow (via Telegraph).

Walcott could now miss the next three weeks in what will be an important run in for the club ahead of the international break with Swansea coming up on Saturday, Tottenham on November 8th, and the crucial Champions League trip to Bayern Munich (via Telegraph).

This means that Olivier Giroud will once again be the club’s only fit out-and-out striker. However, what won’t worry Wenger is that Giroud and Walcott have both scored six goals each this term.

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