Team News: Theo Walcott sidelined for Arsenal

Theo Walcott
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A muscular injury prevents Theo Walcott from taking his place in the Arsenal starting lineup for this afternoon's match against Norwich City.

Arsenal are still without Theo Walcott for this afternoon's home Premier League encounter against Norwich City.

The England international, who is suffering with a muscular problem, has been replaced in the team by Gervinho.

Aaron Ramsey and Yossi Benayoun also start in the Arsenal midfield.

The visiting Canaries have handed a start to Simeon Jackson, who will partner Grant Holt in attack.

Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs; Song, Ramsey, Rosicky; Gervinho, Benayoun; Van Persie

Norwich: Ruddy; Martin, R Bennett, Lappin, Naughton; E Bennett, Howson, Johnson, Hoolahan; Jackson, Holt

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