Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Theo Walcott will miss FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Arsenal and England forward, Theo Walcott, who sustained a serious knee injury in his club’s 2-0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates, will go under surgery that may require six months to be recovered. It means that he will miss the remainder of the season and the World Cup in Brazil in the summer.
Walcott twisted his ankle while making a tackle in the closing stages of Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Tottenham on Saturday. However, there was no sign of pain in his face while leaving the field on a stretcher. At the time of his leaving the field, he signaled “2-0” to the Tottenham fans. The Football Association decided not to take any disciplinary action against him for the gesture.

This latest injury has come as a big blow to the club as both strikers Olivier Giroud and Nicklas Bendtner are also out with injuries. Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, may have to go into the transfer market to buy a new striker in order to boost his attacking options. It has become a big challenge for the Gunners to continue their success in the Premier League.