Arsenal’s Walcott will miss North London derby

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has confirmed he will miss the club’s clash with bitter rivals Tottenham as he continues to recover from the knee injury that ruled him out of Brazil this summer, the Daily Star is reporting.

Rumours had surfaced that the England man was in line to make a dramatic comeback against Spurs on September 27th but he has moved to deny these claims, stating that there is no specific date for his return.

“There were rumours of me coming back for the Spurs game which is definitely not going to happen, that’s for sure,” said Walcott.

“I’m taking it week by week. It tends to fly by and it’s not months anymore, which is a nice feeling.”

The 25-year-old in fact sustained his injury back in January as the club beat rivals Tottenham in the FA Cup last January and was pelted with coins as he was stretchered off – gesturing the score to Spurs fans on his way past.

He resumed training in the middle of July to continue his rehabilitation and will soon be ready for competitive football once more.

And he will be hoping to make for missing out on the Gunners’ FA Cup and Community Shield triumphs that ended the clubs nine year trophy drought.

Walcott has so far made 281 appearances in Arsenal colours, scoring 69 goals.

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