Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger will be pleased with the return of Theo Walcott to full training on Monday following a nine-month spell on the side lines with a knee injury.
Arsenal presently has to make do with a number of first team players which makes the return of the attacker good news for the team.
Theo Walcott ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in January in an FA cup tie with North London rivals Tottenham.
The 25 year old has since missed out of the 2013/2014 season, FIFA world cup and the opening fixtures of the 2014/2015 season.
It’s however a big boost for the gunners with Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey are still out injured. Reports also suggest German winger Serge Gnabry has returned to the first team training and Olivier Giroud is recovering faster than expected leaving him in line for an early come back.
Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey are both injured and Arsene Wenger will be pleased with recent return of some his players to first team training.
How the manager will cope with his selection is yet to be understood but Wenger will be happy going through a “good headache” of having to select players than suffering from their unavailability.
Danny Welbeck was signed from Manchester United for £16 million in the summer following Giroud’s injury and has thus far scored four times for the gunners including a champion’s league hat-trick.
The English man will also have to fight for his place in the crowded gunner’s when all players return from their respective injury problems.
The availability of Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Oxlade Chamberlain, Santi Carzola, Lukas Podolski, Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud will be interesting to see with the manager likely to opt for three or at most four out of the eight players in his starting line-up.
Ozil may return back to his favourite position behind the striker with Walcott, Sanchez, Welbeck and Giroud fighting with others for a place in the remaining three spots.
In as much as it is difficult to cope with the injury problems, Wenger will have a lot to do with his team selection when the players are all available.
Giroud, Sanchez, Ozil and Walcott might be favourites to start for the gunners but the substitutes will be strong enough for the gunners to contend for the title once again after winning the FA cup and community shield this year.
Arsenal’s next premier league fixture will be against Hull City and Wenger will be hoping Theo Walcott will get to his best soon enough to make the first team.
However the player must be introduced gradually since he has been out for nine months. Big boost for the gunners and this may as well raise the spirit in Emirates.