Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has announced that Theo Walcott is now playing for his Emirates career.
Wenger says the England winger is facing a big challenge to cement a place in the team at The Emirates thanks to new boy Alexis Sanchez.
As quoted on the Arsenal site he said: “He has had a little break over the winter but he didn’t look right on Tuesday night.
“He got a knock on his knee and he was not feeling himself like he was before. There was not the same level of intensity.
“That is a concern. He wants to play in every game so much but he still has a problem.
“It is muscular and it should not be a big problem. If he is not available to play against Middlesbrough he should be okay for our next game away to Crystal Palace.
“If there is any medical risk, he will not play. At the moment he has not been out on the pitch but if there is no medical risk I might play him.
“He’s like the problem West Ham have with Andy Carroll – he always wants to play too and now he is out for the season again.
“He is the type you have to hold back and Alexis is the same.”