Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Theo Walcott back next month after surgery
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Theo Walcott's stomach surgery was a success and expects him back next month.
Last Updated: 26/09/13 11:59am
The England international complained of abdominal pain in the final warm-up before the victory over Stoke at the Britannia Stadium before being withdrawn from the starting line-up.
The club decided to send Walcott abroad for an operation and Wenger told Sky Sports News: "Walcott had surgery and it went very well.
"He's coming back (from Germany) Thursday so it's what we expected, there were no complications."
Walcott will be unavailable for England's closing World Cup Group H qualifiers against Poland and Montenegro, a Wembley double-header which will determine whether Roy Hodgson's side qualify automatically for Brazil 2014.
Walcott started both England's September qualifiers, a 4-0 win against Moldova and the goalless draw in Ukraine.