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The Arsenal forward's season is likely to be over after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and readers feel the Gunners have enough options and should strengthen another area

Arsenal suffered a big blow when it was revealed on Tuesday that winger Theo Walcott will be sidelined for the rest of the season.

The 24-year-old ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during the Gunners' 2-0 win over Tottenham in the FA Cup last Saturday, where he was stretchered off and the club has confirmed he will be out for at least six months.

That also almost certainly rules the England international out for the 2014 World Cup in June, having not played a single minute in 2006 and then missing out in 2010. It is also a major loss for his club, who are chasing the Premier League title hard this season.

Despite his impending long-term absence, however, the majority of Goal Singapore readers believe that there is no need for Arsene Wenger to sign any replacement for Walcott in the January transfer window.

46% think that is a need to strengthen elsewhere instead, possibly in the striking department. A further 20.7% feel that there is enough cover in the current team to compensate for Walcott's absence, with the likes of Lukas Podolski and Serge Gnabry. Only 33.3% feel that someone should be brought in.

Arsenal have been doing well in the league this season, leading the table after 20 games on 45 points, one ahead of Manchester City.

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With Walcott injured, is a new signing needed to replace him?

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