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Arsenal fear Walcott out for month

Arsenal fear Theo Walcott's ankle injury could leave him sidelined for a month.

Walcott had been in decent form for the Gunners, scoring four goals in three games before the international break.

However, the 21-year-old - recalled by Fabio Capello after being omitted from his ill-fated World Cup squad - was taken to hospital on Tuesday night for precautionary X-rays after turning his ankle in the build-up to Wayne Rooney's opening goal in the 3-1 win over Switzerland in Basle.

Initial fears of a break were dispelled by Capello after the match, suggesting the player felt the injury was "not a big problem".

However, even if it is just a bad sprain with no torn ligaments, then Walcott - who has a history of niggling injury setbacks - is almost certain to miss Saturday's Barclays Premier League visit of Bolton as well as the Champions League opener against Braga.

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