Arsenal legend Ian Wright: Theo Walcott’s injury is devastating
Arsenal legend Ian Wright says Theo Walcott's injury is "devastating" after the forward is ruled out for six months due to an ACL injury
Ian Wright has sympathised with Theo Walcott after Arsenal confirmed the striker will be sidelined for six months due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
The 24-year-old striker picked up the problem in the second half of Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in their FA Cup third-round clash at The Emirates on Saturday.
As a player it’s devastating
Walcott had been in good form for the Premier League leaders following a return of five goals in 13 top-flight appearances in the current campaign.
The England international will miss the rest of the Premier League season, as well as this summer’s World Cup, and Arsenal legend Wright can relate to Walcott’s pain of missing an international tournament.
“As a player it’s devastating. I missed out on a World Cup in ‘98 through injury and it’s something that you never truly get over,” Wright told BBC Radio Five Live.
“In the end I didn’t actually get to play in any but for someone like Theo who has been there but not played – but he has been there – for this one I feel he would have been ready.”