Walcott injury blow for Arsenal

Arsenal's season has been dealt yet another injury blow with the news that Theo Walcott will be out for five weeks after hurting his knee in training this afternoon.

The 20-year-old winger is now set to miss tomorrow's match with Newcastle as well as England's friendly with Slovakia next week and the World Cup qualifier with Ukraine.

Walcott may also miss the Gunners' Champions League quarter-final with Villareal after limping off the training pitch earlier today. Arsene Wenger admitted that the news was a hammer blow to the Gunners.

"He will have a scan on his knee today and we are a bit surprised and worried because he was in very good form coming back," Wenger said. "Out for the rest of the season would be too long, but certainly he is out of the squad for the Newcastle game tomorrow and he could be out of the squad for England."

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