Monday 06 January 2014
Arsenal's Theo Walcott will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
The 24-year-old forward picked up the injury in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup Third Round on Saturday.
A club statement read: “Theo will have surgery in London in the near future and is expected to be out for at least six months, therefore missing the remainder of the season and the World Cup in Brazil in the summer.”
The England international had missed two months of the season from mid-September through injury but had recovered to score five goals in Arsenal’s nine past Barclays Premier League matches.