Theo Walcott poised for England recall for matches against Slovenia and Scotland

Arsenal forward continues his recovery from a lengthy knee injury

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Roy Hodgson will recall Theo Walcott for England's upcoming fixtures against Slovenia and Scotland, according to reports.

Walcott has played just 10 minutes of football for Arsenal as he continues his recovery from a knee ligament injury, which he suffered in an FA Cup tie against Tottenham back in January.

The 25-year-old was an unused substitute the bench for the Gunners' Champions League draw with Anderlecht on Tuesday, and the only competitive minutes he has played was a late cameo in the 3-0 win over Burnley.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said last week that he would be happy for Walcott to join up with the England squad.


"I'm happy for him to go with England, he needs competition and games," said the Frenchman.

Hodgson will name his squad later on today.