x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Theo Walcott knee injury creates cloud for Arsenal

Arsenal are hopeful that the 22-year-old could be available for Wednesday night's Champions League tie with Olympiakos.

Theo Walcott is expected to recover from a knee injury in time for England's European Championship qualifier against Montengero.

The Arsenal forward walked off with a knee injury near the end of the Gunners' 3-0 defeat of Bolton Wanderers yesterday, but an initial club assessment suggested that the damage was "minor".

Arsenal are hopeful that the 22-year-old could be available for Wednesday night's Champions League tie with Olympiakos.

"I thought it was a classic hamstring but it is not," said Arsene Wenger after Saturday's victory. "He felt a sharp pain in his knee and at the moment he is with the doctor, I don't know what kind of diagnosis it will be.

"It was completely surprising, no one was near him."

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