Walcott out of West Brom and Wales clashes

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Arsenal's Theo Walcott is a major doubt for the Gunners' Barclays Premier League trip to West Bromwich Albion and England's Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales at the Millennium Stadium, reports The Daily Mirror.

The 22-year-old has been out for the past three weeks with an ankle injury and has failed to recover in time to assist Arsenal with their title challenge, or England with their task of qualifying for next year's European Championships.

Without him, Arsene Wenger's side have had a nightmare run having lost the Carling Cup final, and suffered exits from both the Champions League and the FA Cup.


Walcott's plight is such that he is unlikely to be considered by Fabio Capello for next weekend's Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales.

The Italian manager has in the past been reluctant to pick players who have failed to turn out for their clubs the weekend before an international, and even a cameo appearances from Walcott at The Hawthorns would leave Capello with a difficult decision.

Before being ruled out for three weeks, Walcott was enduring his best scoring season at The Emirates Stadium, with 11 goals to his name before suffering the injury against Stoke City last month.

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