Oct 25, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Stadium of Light

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Theo Walcott not involved in Arsenal's clash against Sunderland

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirms that Theo Walcott will not be involved this weekend against Sunderland, but will return to action from a knee injury next week.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Theo Walcott will play no part in Saturday's Premier League match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The England international has returned to training following nine months on the treatment table after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage back in January.

There were suggestions that Walcott would return to the squad this weekend after playing for the Under-21s last week, but Wenger has confirmed that the Sunderland match is too early for the 25-year-old.

The French boss, who has claimed that Walcott will be involved next week, told reporters: "He has to get used to contact again. It takes time to get used to being kicked again.

"After seeing what he has gone through over the last nine months you respect him more."

Arsenal will take on Anderlecht in the Champions League and Burnley next week.

Theo Walcott of Arsenal celebrates his second goal and Arsenal's fifth during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Arsenal and Slavia Prague on October 23, 2007
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