Walcott resumes Arsenal training

Theo Walcott is back in training with Arsenal, nine months after he suffered a serious knee injury, ESPN has reported.

Walcott was injured in the Gunners’ January FA Cup win over Tottenham Hotspur and missed the second half of the 2013-14 season, Arsenal’s eventual FA Cup win, the World Cup with England and the start of the new campaign.

The forward suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee but was seen training with his teammates on Monday and confirmed on Twitter that he was back in training and played a full part in the session. Walcott’s return comes as Mesut Ozil is ruled out for three months and Aaron Ramsey is also sidelined.

Moving to Arsenal from Southampton in January 2006 after only half-a-season in the Saints first team, Walcott has gone on to make 281 appearances under Arsene Wenger, scoring 69 goals.

The 25-year-old had made 21 appearances for club and country before he was injured last season, scoring seven goals, six for Arsenal and one for England, in the 3-2 win over Scotland at the start of the season.

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