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Wenger on Theo surgery and team news

Theo scores against Cardiff

Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest fitness updates ahead of the Premier League game against Fulham:

on Theo Walcott’s surgery…It went very well. The damage was real in the knee so he will have to take the needed time, so let’s not be hopeful that he will go to the World Cup - that is not possible. But overall his long-term future is very positive. It's about being fit for next season now.

on Monreal and Rosicky…Monreal looks a doubt for Saturday, a big doubt, because he twisted his foot on the kick. It is not the bruise, he turned and twisted the ligament. Rosicky had surgery with a general anaesthetic for a broken nose in two places. With a mask he may be available, but we have to monitor it closely.

on Arteta (calf), Vermaelen (knee) and Ramsey (thigh)…Ramsey and Arteta are both out for this game. Vermaelen too. I personally believe the three will miss the Coventry game as well and will be available after that.

on Bendtner (ankle)…He has a little chance to make Coventry. But in all probability it will be after that.

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