Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Theo Walcott's injury has forced him to step up striker signing plans.

While Wenger says the news could affect his plans, he emphasised that the Tottenham game showed the options already at his disposal.

"[Walcott's injury] has accelerated speculation first and of course my desire as well - but let's not forget about Serge Gnabry who can play in the first team," he told Arsenal Player.

"We have Oxlade-Chamberlain back and we have many other players who can play on the flanks so to find better solutions than what we have internally will not be easy.

"Up front we lose Theo as a potential central forward and that's maybe where we have to look outside. But we hopefully have Bendtner back in three weeks. We are there for the opportunities but it's very difficult at the moment."

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