Walcott should be fit to play Leyton Orient



Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott looks set to be fit to face Leyton Orient in this weekend’s FA Cup clash, after suffering a hamstring injury in this week’s epic Champions League last 16 win against Barcelona.

Walcott, who started against Barca, will join the team who make the short trip to Leyton Orient, who play a stone’s throw away from the new Olympic stadium.

Wenger confirmed the news he should be back, saying, “We have a little concern about Walcott’s hamstring but it should be all right.”

Diaby is still suspended and Djourou won’t make the trip after hurting his back against Barcelona. Chamakh is expected to return to the team, and Sagna will be available after sitting out the Barcelona game through suspension.

“Djourou has a back problem. He is the one who certainly will not play on Sunday,” Wenger added.

“All the others are smaller things I will assess slowly.

“Sagna is back from suspension but Abou Diaby is still suspended. Marouane Chamakh will be back in the group.

“There will be some rotation. We will see what I do. We play Sunday, Wednesday and then Sunday again.

“But I have shown in many competitions that I have the same belief in every player.”

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