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Arsenal winger sidelined for further two weeks

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Arsenal are expected to be without Theo Walcott for at least another two weeks following a training ground injury, according to SkySports.

Walcott has struggled for fitness so far this campaign, making just five appearances in all competitions for Arséne Wenger's side.

The 24-year-old, who was forced to sit out of international duty last week as England contested two crucial 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland, faces a tough task to regain full fitness ahead of his nation's friendly outings against Chile and Germany in November.

Walcott is also likely to be absent from three key fixtures for the Gunners; a UEFA Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund, a Premier League trip to Crystal Palace followed by a Capital One Cup tie with Chelsea.

The England international could have a hard time wrestling back his place in the Gunners side, who remain at the summit of the English top-flight, but Wenger is hopeful the winger will be back within the next fortnight following his latest injury aggravation.

"He had a setback on Thursday. He had to stop, to jog again.

"I don't think we will see him against Dortmund nor Crystal Palace nor Chelsea.

"He is at least two weeks away now," concluded the Frenchman.

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