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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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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
Source: ESPN.co.uk


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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.
Source: arsenal.com
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 11:05:00 AM

Theo Walcott is still at least a few weeks away from returning to the Arsenal line-up according to Arsene Wenger on Thursday.

The Arsenal manager revealed that the England forward probably won't return for at least a few weeks meaning that Week 15 is probably the soonest that we might expect to see him with Week 16 probably more likely. That would give him one Premier League match to get himself together before the December 21 showdown with Manchester City comes around. The one hidden benefit of the injuries to Walcott, Ramsey, and Oxlade-Chamberlain, assuming that Arsenal don't drop any points that they should have picked up, is that those players should be relatively fresh for the crowded holiday fixture schedule when the competition gets a little tougher for the Gunners.
Source: arsenal.com
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 01:54:00 PM

The calf injury that Theo Walcott picked up after coming on as an early substitute for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Tuesday will keep him out through at least the mid-November international break.

Missing two Premier League matches and one Champions League match can hardly be considered a tragic injury. When you consider the absences of Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Arsenal's opponents - Swansea, Spurs and Bayern Munich - then the news is somewhat worse. Olivier Giroud will continue in the starting role he played against Everton and Sheffield Wednesday with Joel Campbell likely taking the Ramsey/Oxlade-Chamberlain spot on the right of the attack.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 09:55:00 AM

After coming on in the 5th minute for an injured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott went out of Arsenal's Capital One Cup match with Sheffield Wednesday in the 15th minute with an injury of his own.

Arsenal's injury crisis seems to be coming early this season. With Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck long term absentees and Aaron Ramsey injured last weekend, the losses of Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott will leave Arsenal perilously thin in the attack. If neither Oxlade-Chamberlain nor Walcott can recover in time for the match with Swansea then Joel Campbell may get his first Premier League start of the season.
Source: arseblog.com
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 04:46:00 PM

Theo Walcott's first half header was denied by the outstretched left hand of Manuel Neuer keeping the match scoreless in the first half.

It has been a fantastic back and forth battle that has yet to yield a goal after 40 minutes. Petr Cech was called on to made a number of routine saves as Bayern dominated early. Having fended off the early pressure, Arsenal applied their own as they had the better of the play leading to halftime. Despite all the entertainment the half ended nil-nil.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 03:32:00 PM

England continued to run rampant over Euro2016 qualifying Group E as Theo Walcott scored the only first half goal in the Three Lions' match against Estonia.

The Arsenal forward has come back to form for his club and it has now extended to his form for England. In the 45th minute Walcott latched onto a Ross Barkley through ball in the center of the box and slotted it home. The goal was England's reward for dominating the first half with 69% possession and an advantage of four shots on target to none. England will need to get more clinical as the quality of the opposition grows but for now they are on their way to nine wins in nine qualifiers.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 03:53:00 PM

Arsene Wenger fielded a significant number of reserves as Arsenal fell to Dinamo Zagreb on the road 2-1 in the Champions League opener for each team.

The Arsenal manager apparently confused Zagreb with an early-round League Cup opponent and rung in the changes with David Ospina, Kieran Gibbs, Mathieu Debuchy, Mikel Arteta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all coming into the starting line-up. The number of changes clearly upset the defensive solidity that Arsenal have enjoyed over their past three matches as they dominated possession but conceded twice despite their opponents lack of opportunities. Arsenal will now have to rebound this weekend in the Premier League against a Chelsea squad who managed a resounding victory in their Champions League match today. Not what the Gunners needed heading into a match they need to win if they are to be considered at the outside of the title race.
Source: espnfc.com
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 04:47:00 PM

The 2-0 scoreline didn't come close to being indicative of the gulf between the two sides as Arsenal won easily at home.

Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud both scored but it could have been five, six or seven for the Gunners as Walcott and Giroud both managed to miss guilt-edged chances. The home side dominated possession, chances and every other statistical category that you could care to name but they weren't at all clinical in front of goal. Throw in some great Jack Butland saves and all that Arsenal could muster was a Theo Walcott goal from a Mesut Ozil through ball and an Olivier Giroud header from a Santi Cazorla set piece. Arsenal will take the three points and the clean sheet but they will have to be much, much better when the competition improves.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 12:04:00 PM