Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Walcott news gives Wenger Euro boost

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expects to have Theo Walcott back from his knee injury for the club’s Champions League challenge.

Walcott was sidelined last week when his right knee locked as he left the training pitch, but scans revealed the problem was not as serious as first feared.

Wenger predicted at the weekend that the 20-year-old would be back in "10 or 12 days".

That would him in the frame for the Premier League clash against Manchester City on April 4, or the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Villarreal three days later.

"The scan was reassuring," Wenger said.

"We were a bit worried about cartilage or even the cruciate but there was none of that."