Theo Walcott: With Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck, Arsenal have the fastest forward line in the Premier League

Walcott hopes to return from injury in a couple of weeks

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Theo Walcott has given a frightening warning to Premier League defences by claiming that with himself, Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal will have the "fastest forward line" in the division.

Walcott will hope to return from his cruciate ligament injury "in a matter of weeks" and says he cannot wait to play alongside recent signings Welbeck and Sanchez for the first time.

Welbeck joined from Manchester United on deadline day for £16m, while Sanchez moved from Barcelona from £35m over the summer.

"I hope we'll have the fastest forward line in the Premier League. It's exciting times," he told The Daily Mirror. "It will hopefully put Arsenal where we should be – winning trophies.

"They will fit the bill perfectly. Alexis has settled in very quickly. Danny is a hard worker. He always puts his heart on the line.

"At times, I thought he needed to be a bit more selfish so I was very happy on Monday night. It's the one thing he has changed and he will get more goals now unless he sees me in a good position, of course.

"When you see the amount of money that has been spent. It has been well documented over the years that we haven't spent as much but Arsenal are doing it the right way and spending it wisely."


Walcott has been out injured since January after suffering the ligament injury against Tottenham in the FA Cup third round victory, and has denied reports that he will return against the same opponents later this month in the Premier League north London derby at the Emirates Stadium on 27 September.

"This injury was always going to take nine months. I haven't put a specific date or looked at a game yet. I think there was rumours of me coming back for the Spurs game, which is definitely not going to happen."