Walcott set for training return

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expects England winger Theo Walcott to return to full training on 2 March after four months out with a shoulder injury.

The 19-year-old has been sidelined since November after an operation on the shoulder injury he suffered in a collision with England team-mate Scott Parker during a training session ahead of their friendly with Germany in Berlin. Walcott's return is perfectly timed, as the Gunners are without a host of creative players including Cesc Fabregas, Eduardo and Tomas Rosicky.

"Theo will join in on normal training on Monday and then we will see how he behaves with challenges," Wenger said.