Theo Walcott has returned to training after a suffering from an illness for a couple of weeks.
It’s now been more than three weeks since Walcott was last in the squad for a match, as his illness saw him miss out on the North London derby and the trips to FC Köln and Burnley.
However, the forward appears to have recovered in time for the home game against Huddersfield on Wednesday, as he posted on Twitter that he’s back in training.
Great to be back training after 2 weeks ill 😷 pic.twitter.com/2xH0KgW9t9
— Theo Walcott (@theowalcott) November 27, 2017
The 28-year-old has three goals and two assists in 10 appearances this season, but only six of those were starts.
The England international hasn’t made the starting eleven for a league game on a single occasion, so it’s difficult to know how he’ll perform against Premier League opposition upon his return.
Walcott has played more regularly in the Europa League and Carabao Cup this season, but he’ll be desperate for more game time in the Premier League.
The ex-Southampton man hasn’t scored in any competition since September and finds himself low down on the pecking order in his manager’s estimates.
Hopefully, if Walcott is handed an opportunity on Wednesday, he can prove that he deserves it. The Gunners have plenty of attacking alternatives in his stead.