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Walcott doubt for England

November 10, 2012
By ESPN staff

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that forward Theo Walcott is a doubt for England's friendly against Sweden next week after suffering a muscle injury in Saturday's 3-3 draw with Fulham.

Theo Walcott
GettyImagesTheo Walcott has been in good form for the Gunners

Walcott, handed his first Premier League start since the opening day of the season, made an instant impact on the game and set up Olivier Giroud from a corner for his first goal.

However, the winger suffered a late injury and was replaced by Andrei Arshavin in the 85th minute, placing him in doubt for his country on Wednesday.

"Walcott has a glute muscle problem,'' said Wenger. "We nearly took him off at half-time, he nearly went down, but we left him on and on.

"In the end, it got worse and worse. At the moment, he is limping so I do not know whether he will be able to join the national team or not.''

Information from the Press Association was used in this report