Walcott should be fit for cup clash

17 February 2011 05:30
Theo Walcott is expected to recover from a mild hamstring problem in time for Arsenal's FA Cup fifth-round tie against Leyton Orient on Sunday. Walcott sustained the injury in Wednesday night's 2-1 Champions League victory over Barcelona, but manager Arsene Wenger predicts the England winger will make a swift recovery. "We have a little concern about Walcott's hamstring but it should be all right," Wenger told Arsenal TV online. Centre back Johan Djourou is sidelined for the trip to east London after suffering a back problem at the Emirates. Right-back Bacary Sagna is available after being suspended against Barcelona but midfielder Abou Diaby is still banned. Striker Marouane Chamakh will return to the squad after missing out on Wednesday.

Source: PA