England manager Fabio Capello has ignored Arsene Wenger and snubbed Theo Walcott for an instant recall to the England squad.
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott returned to action after a lengthy lay-off with a bang in a 6-2 romp against Blackburn by smashing Arsenal’s fifth goal coming off the bench.
However England manager Fabio Capello left him out of his squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Ukraine on Saturday and Belarus next Wednesday.
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger said that he would have been happy if Walcott was with England squad because he needs to play more games.
Wenger also said that he believed that Walcott would be called up for the qualifier by the England boss.
Wenger was opposed to Walcott, now age 20, going to the European Under-21 Championships in June after playing twice for the full side. It meant the youngster played seven games in the month.
Capello also left out Spurs striker Jermain Defoe and Manchester United keeper Ben Foster but their absences are put down to injury.
Portsmouth keeper David James returns to the squad after his club’s first win of the term.