Arsenal forward Theo Walcott says he will not rush his return from a serious knee injury.
The 25-year-old ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Arsenal's FA Cup win against Tottenham in January in what was a severe blow to the club's season.
"I am not pushing myself to be fit for the World Cup or anything like that. I want to be back quickly, of course, but safely, too," Walcott told Arsenal's matchday magazine ahead of tonight's clash with Newcastle United.
"I want to try and be back for the early part of next season, that is the goal, so there will be a lot of hard work throughout the summer and during the World Cup."
Arsenal will go four points clear of Everton in fourth place if they beat Newcastle tonight.
Police have launched an investigation into anti-Semitic tweets posted after an Arsenal-Spurs clash that saw winger Theo Walcott and St John Ambulance staff pelted with missiles. Scotland Yard says it has assessed the messages and launched an inquiry.
Police are looking into anti-Semitic tweets sent after the Arsenal-Spurs clash that saw winger Theo Walcott and St John Ambulance staff pelted with missiles. Scotland Yard is assessing the messages, that referred to the Holocaust.
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says he understands what Theo Walcott is going through. Wright's goals helped England qualify for the World Cup in France in 1998, but a hamstring injury to ruled him out of the finals. He says he feels Walcott's pain.
Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his left knee and will be out for six months. It means he will miss the rest of the season and the World Cup.
Arsenal footballer Theo Walcott has married his girlfriend Melanie Slade in Italy this weekend, according to reports.
The 24-year-old apparently marrried in a Tuscan castle and several of his team mates including Kieran Gibbs and Aaron Ramsey attended the ceremony.
Arsenal's Theo Walcott is out of England's match against San Marino tonight, after picking up a groin injury. He will also miss Tuesday's game against the group leaders Montenegro.
England winger Theo Walcott has said he wants to remain an Arsenal player despite failing to agree terms for a new contract. The player told ESPN that he wanted to play as a striker at Arsenal and was not influenced by the money on offer.