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Transfer Rumors: Theo Walcott injury accelerates Arsenal's plans


Arsenal is atop the English Premier League in a very tight race. They’re attacking squad took a hit when they lost Theo Walcott for the rest of the season after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said that the injury to Walcott could force them to be more active in the transfer window, and more active quicker than they might have liked.

“Walcott’s injury has accelerated speculation first and of course my desire as well – but let’s not forget about Serge Gnabry who can play in the first team,” Wenger told the club’s official website. “We have Oxlade-Chamberlain back and we have many other players who can play on the flanks so to find better solutions than what we have internally will not be easy.

“Up front we lose Theo as a potential central forward and that’s maybe where we have to look outside. But we hopefully have Bendtner back in three weeks. We are there for the opportunities but it’s very difficult at the moment.”

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