Arsenal have today (Monday) been rocked with the news that Theo Walcott will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee in the victory over Tottenham in the FA Cup on Saturday.
After coming off injured in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur, the Club regrettably announces that Theo Walcott has sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.
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.
Everyone at Arsenal wishes Theo a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing him back on a football pitch as soon as possible.
This news will be a major blow for us as we seek to win the Premier League this season. Before Walcott’s injury we were already thin on striking options with Giroud and Bendtner both out injured. Walcott had stepped in to lead the line against Spurs but now he will be unavailable for 6 months.
Hopefully Giroud will be back this weekend but still, he needs support. We can not risk going through the second half of the season with just Giroud and Bendtner as our strikers. Arsene Wenger needs to open the cheque book this January and bring in a striker or two to help maintain our title push. This will be one of the biggest transfer windows Wenger has to face as we are so close to claiming the Premier League title, but it could all come undone if we do not have more striking options.