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Theo Walcott | Forward | #14

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 150

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud came away from Sunday with minor injuries.
Walcott left the club's 3-1 win against Bournemouth in the 76th minute after sustaining a knock after scoring a goal for the Gunners to give them the lead, and was replaced by Giroud, who also sustained a hamstring injury that will need treatment this week ahead of the League Cup. And that wasn't all for Arsenal as defender Mathieu Debuchy only lasted 15 minutes into his first appearance of the season before succumbing to a hamstring injury himself. Nov 28 - 8:06 AM

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Walcott owners beware as the Arsenal attacker is carrying an injury which may keep him out of the starting XI at the Emirates on Saturday.

A solid start to the campaign has tapered off and Walcott is facing the prospect of being axed as Olivier Giroud continues his impressive goals per minutes’ ratio since returning to the squad [5 in his last four appearances across 148 minutes]. Arsène Wenger confirmed prior to kick off in the Champions League that Walcott "has a slight problem with his toe," which is why he was named on the bench. "I have plenty of players who are fresh and available and need games. So, I try to rotate a little bit and keep the balance." Arsenal may line-up as they did against Paris Saint-Germain, a move which would see Alexis Sanchez drop a little deeper alongside Mesut Ozil although Aaron Ramsey is likely to replace Iwobi with Granit Xhaka or Elneny holding. Giroud is becoming hard to ignore and could make his first league start of the season.
Source: Metro
Nov 24 - 5:28 AM

After missing consecutive matches in the Premier League and Champions League, Theo Walcott should be fit for the visit of rival Spurs on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger didn't go as far as saying that Walcott would definitely feature against Spurs on Sunday but it seems likely given that his injury was deemed minor and he's seemingly had sufficient time to recover. Walcott's return likely means that Alexis will return to the center forward spot with Ozil and Iwobi and Walcott supporting. Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud will most likely join Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as strong change of pace options off the bench.
Nov 4 - 12:02 PM

Theo Walcott seems unlikely to feature against Ludogorets on Tuesday as he continues to recover from the hamstring issue that kept him out against Sunderland on Saturday.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was a bit underwhelming against Sunderland despite the fact that he picked up an assist on Arsenal's first goal. The Ox had a couple great chances to score, or at least put an attempt on target, and he missed wildly in all cases. Wenger will hope Ox's precision improves as he'll likely get another start in mid-week Champions League action in Bulgaria. Walcott seems likely to be ready for the visit of fierce rival Spurs on Sunday.
Oct 31 - 2:44 PM

Theo Walcott is struggling with a minor thigh injury and could miss the trip to the Stadium of Light as a result.

With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain having scored a brace in mid-week and Walcott's history of soft muscle injuries, Arsene Wenger seems likely to be cautious with his top scorer in the Premier League. The fact that the opposition has yet to win a Premier League match may also help the manager's decision. Caution should be exercised when it comes to Walcott and fantasy line-ups. If you have him in a league where you can decide at the last minute or have a good auto-sub backing him up then you should start him. If not, then probably best to go to your next best option.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 28 - 11:01 AM

Theo Walcott shook off a poor England showing with a brace that should have been a hat trick as Arsenal beat Swansea 3-2 at the Emirates.

Theo Walcott scored twice and Mesut Ozil scored the winner but it was Arsenal's defense that was almost the story as the Gunners repeatedly let Bob Bradley's side back into the match. Granit Xhaka was the chief culprit as he committed a bad giveaway leading to Swansea's first goal and was then shown red late. Arsenal barely held on for the win but it was a worrying display at the back.
Oct 15 - 1:58 PM

The Theo Walcott redemption tour continued with a first half brace against Basel in the Champions League group stage.

Arsenal scored twice in the first half through Theo Walcott and then cruised to a 2-0 victory at the Emirates. With PSG also winning the result put the two clubs even atop Group A with four points and a two goal differential each. The only significant changes Arsene Wenger made was continuing with Granit Xhaka due to the injury to Francis Coquelin and bringing in David Ospina as has been his habit in the Champions League.
Sep 28 - 4:53 PM

The status of Theo Walcott remains uncertain after the Arsenal attacker missed the midweek trip to Paris Saint-Germain because of a "knee problem."

Arsène Wenger was speaking ahead of the Champions League clash in Paris in which the Gunners managed to snatch a share of the spoils with a 1-1 draw in the Parc des Princes. "He has a knee problem," revealed the Arsenal boss. "I think it's very short term but he's not completely fit so I left him at home. However, there was better news regarding Laurent Koscielny who played the played the full 90 minutes; he had been a doubt prior to the game after taking a boot to the face against Southampton. The club also confirm Gabriel Paulista is back in full training, although due to a lack of fitness, the Brazilian did not make the match-day squad with Rob Holding retaining his place in the 18. Aaron Ramsey [hamstring] will be checked ahead of the Gunners trip to the KCOM Stadium on Saturday.
Sep 14 - 7:01 AM

Theo Walcott did not make the Arsenal squad against PSG on Tuesday with a mild knee injury given as the reason for the omission.

Arsenal supporters and fantasy managers are well within their rights to be nervous anytime the words, Arsenal, Theo Walcott, and injury are used in the same sentence. Even with the "mild" qualifier thrown in the sense is that it could mean anything from missing a single match to missing two months. We will wait on further information before issuing any guidance on Walcott's chances of starting in Week 5 of Premier League action.
Source: @arsenal
Sep 13 - 2:00 PM

Injuries to Aaron Ramsey and Alex Iwobi could see Theo Walcott given a month runway to prove himself again as the starter on the right side of the Arsenal attack.

With the Theo Walcott-as-center-forward experiment blessedly at an end, the question coming into the season is what role the former Southampton man had at Arsenal. With rumors about a potential transfer out, his prospects weren't great. A bright opening match against Liverpool and month-long injuries to Alex Iwobi and Aaron Ramsey could see Walcott get a string of starts in his best position, as a wing attacker on the right side of the formation. Joel Campbell and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will also want playing time in that spot but Walcott is the most likely to get first crack.
Source: @BenDinnery
Aug 17 - 4:33 PM

Theo Walcott looked lively against Liverpool in the opener but with Ozil and Giroud returning, his prospects aren't clear going forward.

Theo Walcott drew a penalty, missed a penalty, and then scored from open play all within the course of about 90 seconds against Liverpool on Sunday. The performance certainly reminded many that while he many not have worked out as a central forward, he still has value as a wide attacker when healthy and in form. The question, as Ozil and Giroud re-enter the line-up, is whether he will get first chance to win the wide right role that has been manned by Walcott, the Ox, Aaron Ramsey, Joel Campbell and Alex Iwobi at various times over the past twelve months. If he starts he could be a great fantasy bet. It seems just as likely that he could be rooted to the bench. In other words, don't get over-infatuated with his Week 1 output.
Aug 16 - 11:37 AM

Theo Walcott and Arsenal had a polarizing afternoon at the Emirates, squandering an early lead and coming up a goal short in their second-half charge versus Liverpool.

The match began with Walcott missing a penalty early in the first-half. The England international then made up for his failed penalty when he capitalized on a defensive lapse by Alberto Moreno, netting a low strike in the 31st minute. However, the match shifted at the stroke of half-time when Phillipe Coutinho blasted Liverpool ahead with a brilliant free-kick. Liverpool then scored three second-half goals in a span of 14 minutes to take a 4-1 lead, which proved too much for the Gunners despite 64th and 75th minute goals by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Callum Chambers.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 14 - 2:47 PM

Reports in England claim that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given Theo Walcott assurances over his future in North London.

Despite a £20 million bid lodged for Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy, Wenger is not interested in selling Walcott this summer, after reported interest from West Ham regarding a £25 million bid. However, Wenger will look to move the former England star back to his natural right-wing position after failing to establish Walcott as a central forward during the past season. Even with Danny Welbeck out injured well into the start of the upcoming season and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's future in the air, Walcott could be set for a fight to earn a starting spot with Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla.
Source: Telegraph
Jun 7 - 9:11 AM

Theo Walcott is the latest Arsenal player to have picked up an injury after Roy Hodgson confirmed the forward is a doubt for Saturdays’ friendly in Germany.

Walcott was hoping to use the upcoming England friendlies to cement his place in the European Championship squad following an indifferent season domestically, but the forward now faces a late fitness test after sustaining a dead leg in training. Despite Arsenal having limited options in attack for most of this campaign, Walcott has struggled to nail down a place in the starting XI and the under fire 27-year-old will be concerned following this latest setback with his place in France by no means guaranteed. Roy Hodgson has an array of attacking talent at his disposal with Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy both certain to be included while Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck have hit the ground running since their return from injury. Wayne Rooney will also be a part of the 23-man squad.
Mar 25 - 4:24 PM

Arsene Wenger has indicated that Theo Walcott will be evaluated on Saturday ahead of Arsenal's match with Sunderland with the England man still in contention to make the squad.

It sounds a lot like Walcott's upside for this coming weekend will be in a reserve role. If it's Thursday and they're still not sure if he'll be ready to go then it seems unlikely that he's going to be ready to start by Saturday. Expect Arsenal to line up with Olivier Giroud as the center forward with Joel Campbell, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the "attacking three" supported by Mathieu Flamini and Aaron Ramsey in the holding spots. Wenger has other options including Calum Chambers over Flamini but that seems like the most likely outcome.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 11:05:00 AM