Wenger: Walcott set to return to training in late August

The England international has been out of action since tearing his ACL in January but the Gunners boss is pleased with his recovery.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that Theo Walcott is "progressing very well" in his recovery from injury but does not expect him back in action for at least another month.

The England international forward ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during an FA Cup game against Tottenham in January and missed out on the Three Lions' World Cup campaign.

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While the former Southampton man continues to recover, Wenger has suggested that new signing Alexis Sanchez will be deployed on the right, but he is happy with Walcott's efforts to regain fitness.

"He's progressing very well," the Gunners boss told the club's official website. "He's worked very hard during the summer and we expect him to be back in full training at the end of August. [When he'll be back on the pitch is] difficult to predict. Once he's back in full training it can be very quick. He has a good basis, which is what he's working on now."