Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that Theo Walcott has handled well his shock injury news.
The England international has been ruled out for six months with injury.
Wenger said: “Theo is handling it as well as you can when you have had such a shock because he’s mentally strong, he’s very balanced as a person and he can put it into perspective.
“We know that he will have the dedication and the serious attitude to come back as strong as ever.
“We lost a very talented player, a very intelligent player and a player who was just grabbing his form again.”