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Walcott suffers hamstring blow

April 21, 2012

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.

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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.''