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Theo Walcott has not played since sustaining a serious knee injury in January

Theo Walcott has not played since sustaining a serious knee injury in January

Theo Walcott has not played since sustaining a serious knee injury in January

Theo Walcott returned to full training with Arsenal on Monday following his lengthy absence with a knee injury.

England forward Walcott has not played since the 2-0 defeat of Tottenham in January.

The 25-year-old was pictured in first-team training with the Gunners ahead of Saturday's match with Hull.

"Good to have you back, @theowalcott!" Arsenal wrote on Twitter.

Walcott's imminent return provides a boost for Arsenal, who lost Mesut Ozil to a knee injury over the international break.

Serge Gnabry, who has been out since March with a knee problem, also trained on Monday.

Meanwhile, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that Olivier Giroud is recovering well from his fractured tibia.

The 28-year-old France striker broke the bone in a Barclays Premier League match against Everton in August.

"Olivier Giroud is recovering very well," Wenger told beIN Sports.

"I believe he is ahead of schedule in terms of rehabilitation. The operation went perfectly."