Theo Walcott says he should be fit for Saturday’s opening game of the season against Aston Villa despite his knee swelling up during England’s 3-2 win over Scotland last night.
Having been an injury doubt before the game with an ankle knock, the winger, who scored a very tidy first half goal at Wembley, surprisingly managed 75 minutes before being given a breather by Roy Hodgson.
Speaking after the game, the 24-year-old stressed that despite some discomfort he wasn’t overly worried about the prognosis.
“Hopefully, fingers crossed, I’ll be alright,” he told Sky Sports.
“I had to come off with a little bit of a swollen knee so fingers crossed I can rest up and I’ll be alright for Saturday.
“Everyone dreads pre-season so this is the most important time. This is a big year for Arsenal and myself.”
As things stand it looks as though Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere have both survived their respective Wembley cameos.
Of course, as expected, it’s not all good news following the international friendlies with Bacary Sagna apparently struggling.