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Theo blow for Arsenal; Theo blow for Arsene; EXCLUSIVE.

Byline: JOHN CROSS

THEO WALCOTT is set to miss four weeks with a knee injury in another huge blow to Arsenal.

Walcott will go for a scan today but early indications are he has strained ligaments which could mean he is facing a four-week lay-off.

It comes on top of news striker Nicklas Bendtner is out for at least four weeks and will increase the pressure on Arsene Wenger to go into the January market.

Gunners boss Wenger was hoping to avoid having to make a panic buy or short-term loan but if Walcott's injury is confirmed, he is likely to have to sign a new striker.

The better news for Walcott was that the FA indicated yesterday he is unlikely to face any action for his gesture to Tottenham fans while being stretchered off at the Emirates.

He used his hands to show that Arsenal were winning 2-0 and the FA are unlikely to take any action because it was not offensive. Arteta backs Gnabry - see Mirror Football pages 8 & 9

Theo blow for Arsene FROM [...] least four weeks and will increase the pressure on Arsene Wenger to go into the January market. Gunners boss Wenger was hoping to avoid having to make a panic buy or short-term loan but if Walcott's injury is confirmed, he is likely to have to sign a new striker.

The better news for Walcott was that the FA indicated yesterday he is unlikely to face any action for his gesture to Tottenham fans while being stretchered off at the Emirates.

He used his hands to show that Arsenal were winning 2-0 and the FA are unlikely to take any action because it was not offensive.

Arteta backs Gnabry - see Mirror Football pages 8 & 9
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 6, 2014
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