Star Arsenal Winger Trains Alone on road to Return From Hamstring Injury
After a few hiccups at the start of the season, London outfit Arsenal is back on track in the Premier League as they sit at the top of the table in the 2nd place, level on points with Manchester City after 10 games.
Arsene Wenger will be delighted with the form of his attackers with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil running riot at times during the season.
However, one player who has found some consistency this season is English winger Theo Walcott.
The 27-year old has been at the Emirates for a decade now and has not been able to provide the kind of performances that Wenger has been expecting of him since he was a youngster.
However, the manager’s resilience seems to have paid off as Walcott, who looks like he has turned a corner, has found some sizzling form early this season.
His pace and lethal finishing have a made difference in the final third for Arsenal as Wenger will hope that he can continue his form for the rest of the season.
The depth in the squad was there for all to see at the weekend as Arsene Wenger had no trouble replacing Walcott for the game against Sunderland.
The winger missed the game at the weekend due to a hamstring injury and Wenger is now desperate to get him fit for the North London derby this weekend.
This means that the 27-year old might not play any role in Arsenal’s Champions League fixture against Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday.
Walcott, a pacey winger by trait, has been a breath of fresh air for this Arsenal side that was lacking some attacking threats late last season.
His pace and strength have helped the Gunners in more than one game this season and he is fast growing to be an important player for the club.
That has seen Arsene Wenger take special care of the Englishman as Walcott was spotted training along, ahead of the game against Ludogorets.
Ideally, Wenger will want Walcott to be fit for the game against Tottenham and is likely to leave him out of the squad for the European game.
So it is understandable that the manager asked the winger to train alone to try and get back to full fitness for the derby.
Here is a video of Walcott in training:
Walcott training separately from the rest of the group. Expect him to sit out tomorrow's game. pic.twitter.com/xUvJIufBDZ
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) October 31, 2016
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain did a decent job in his absence against Sunderland but Wenger will know that Walcott can make a difference in the crunch game at the weekend.
Do you think Theo Walcott will be fit for the Spurs game?
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