Theo Walcott might have to miss a couple of league matches for the Gunners at the start of the upcoming season. The winger has almost recovered from his injury, but, he is yet to begin full training. He is supposed to do that in the last week of this month.
Talking about him the other day, Arsene Wenger, the manager of Arsenal said, “Theo deserves credit for the amount of effort he has put in on his fitness in the off season. I reckon we will have him back by the time this month finishes.”
“It’s all about starting the full training. Once it happens, it would not take him that much time to get to match fitness.”
Last week, on his account on a social networking site, Walcott had uploaded a couple of pictures which were suggesting that he might have begun to train. The player had his shoes on in those pictures.
But, Wenger has obviously clarified the situation now by saying that it would take the 25-year Old a bit more time to begin training.
Walcott would surely have played his first World Cup match in Brazil last month if he had been fit. But, unfortunately, that nasty injury hit him and he failed to fulfil his dream of representing his country at the topmost podium.
Walcott was selected in England’s squad for the 2006 World Cup, but, because of being only 16 years of age at that time, he didn’t get a game. For years later for the tournament in South Africa, he was overlooked by the England management, while, this time around, he got injured. So, he has every right to consider himself one of the unluckiest footballers in the world. But, the fortunes change very quickly in sports. In 2018, Walcott might be able to not only play for England, but, make a huge impact as well. Who knows?