Arsenal's Theo Walcott will miss the next 6 months of action, ruling him out of the World Cup this summer, and causing Arsene Wenger a real headache. Walcott went down injured in the 2-0 win over Spurs in the FA Cup last weekend.
A statement from the club read, "Theo has sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee. He will have surgery in the near future and is expected to be out for at least six months, thus missing the rest of the season and the World Cup."
Walcott was out for 2 months and has scored 5 goals since his return to action in November. With a current shortage of strikers, Giroud and Bendtner also currently sidelined, Arsene might be forced to take action in the January transfer window. Arsenal have been linked to a whole host of names including Dimitar Berbatov, Mario Mandzukic, Alvaro Morata, Loic Remy, Deigo Costa and many more.
Arsenal currently sit top of the Premier League, a point ahead of Manchester City. Next month they have a last 16 tie against German giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League. The Gunners have an important run of fixtures coming up in the next couple of months with games against Southampton, Liverpool and United, which might make Arsene think that strengthening in this window is a wise choice.