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Monday 06 January 2014

Arsenal's Walcott out for the rest of the season

Forward won't play again this season after knee injury in FA Cup win over Spurs

Walcott scored five goals in Arsenal's last nine Barclays Premier League matches

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.

Key Points

  • Arsenal's Theo Walcott out injured for the rest of the season
  • The forward picked up a knee injury in Arsenal's FA Cup win over Spurs
  • The 24-year-old scored five goals in his last nine matches