Arsene Wenger has ruled Theo Walcott out for the remainder of the season after the midfielder hobbled off the Emirates pitch clutching his hamstring in Arsenal's 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Saturday.
However the Arsenal manager believes Walcott will recover in time for England's assault on Euro 2012.
Wenger said: ''It looks like a serious hamstring. First we assessed the hamstring, he wanted to go on and stay on the pitch, and I think he should have gone off straight away because the second time it was a real hamstring [injury].
''I think now for him it will be tough to come back before the end of the season. It is usually 21 days [minimum]. He should be OK to play for England, but I don't think he will be ready to play for us.''