Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the 3rd round of the FAC Cup on Saturday came at a major cost as Theo Walcott picked up a knee injury that could keep him on the sidelines for a month according to the Mirror.
Theo Walcott is set to miss four weeks with a knee injury in another huge blow to Arsenal.
Walcott will go for a scan today but early indications are that he has strained ligaments which could mean he is facing a four week lay-off.
That comes on top of news that Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is out for at least four weeks and will increase the pressure on Arsene Wenger to go into the January transfer market.
Gunners boss Wenger was hoping to avoid having to make a panic buy or short term loan but if Walcott’s injury is confirmed then he is likely to have to sign a new striker.
It will be a massive blow for the Gunners if Walcott is out for that long, especially since he has only recently returned from injury and our options upfront are very thin at the moment.
The good thing is that it is now January and the transfer window is open so Arsene Wenger has the perfect opportunity to bring in a reinforcement or two upfront.
January is a very tricky window to work in as the very good players that Wenger may want to sign will not be available, so it could mean that some gamble signings will have to be made.
One player being linked with a move to Arsenal today is Lille’s Salomon Kalou. The former Chelsea forward wants to return to the Premier League and reports in the Express suggested that Arsenal are interested in acquiring the services of the 28-year old.
Kalou is not an out-and-out striker but he can get the job done if asked to play centrally upfront. As a short term solution, Kalou may be the answer but we still need a big name striker signing to help us with our push for silverware this season.