FA happy to cover Arsenal's Walcott compo

Arsenal's compo claim against the FA over Theo Walcott's injury won't affect the organisation.

Arsenal's compo claim against the FA over Theo Walcott's injury won't affect the organisation.

The Gunners will pursue around £300,000 if Walcott spends 10 weeks out of the side following his shoulder injury in the final training session before England's game in Germany this month.

Walcott, on £30,000 a week, will effectively have his wages paid by the FA for the time out injured - but the FA are taking it in their stride.

An FA spokesman said: "We have an extensive policy which would ultimately pay a player up to £100,000- a-week for a maximum of almost two years if that was necessary and the player was on that amount.

"Theo is on a lot less than that so I am sure our insurers are quite comfortable with whatever situation there may be regarding any compensation."

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