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Emboldened by winning the north London derby, Arsenal now has a chance to advance to the knockout round of the Champions League for the 13th consecutive season by beating Montpellier on Wednesday.
After opening Group B with wins over Montpellier and Olympiakos, a loss and a draw with Schalke allowed the German club to claim first place. But Arsenal is only one point behind Schalke, which can also advance Wednesday with a game to spare by beating Olympiakos.
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, who helped his club beat Tottenham 5-2 on Saturday, will miss the Montpellier match with a shoulder injury.
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Theo Walcott has been ruled out of Arsenal's Champions League match against Montpellier on Wednesday night with a shoulder problem.
The England striker sustained the injury during Arsenal's 5-2 derby win over Tottenham at the weekend but was able to play on and scored the Gunners' fifth goal in injury-time at the end of the match.
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger appears ready to risk losing Theo Walcott for nothing next summer after declaring the England star will not be sold in the January transfer window.
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Arsenal appeared to...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger appears ready to risk losing Theo Walcott for nothing next summer after declaring he won't be sold in January.
Wenger ruled out any prospect of cashing in on Walcott in the new year if the deadlock over the 23-year-old's contract talks was not broken before the end of next month.
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Wenger Insists Walcott won’t be Sold - originally posted on Soccerlens.comArsene Wenger has insisted that Theo Walcott will not be sold by the club this January.
Walcott rejected a new contract at the club in August which has sparked speculation over his future ahead of the January transfer window. Liverpool were thought to be the favourites to sign the winger but Wenger has stated...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has recently declared that Theo Walcott will not be going anywhere in January. The England international though could be able to sign a pre-contract deal which could be mouth-watering for clubs interested in the forward.
Walcott’s current contract is set to expire July 2013 but talks over extension have apparently been stalled as he has been looking...