Theo Walcott’s 2013-14 season and World Cup hopes were ended back in January when he sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee against Tottenham Hotspur in an FA Cup tie.
The Arsenal forward was ruled out for the rest of the campaign and also missed out on a place in England’s 23-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil.
The former Southampton star was understandably disappointed with his long-term injury, but he looks set to return next season with a bang.
On Monday, Walcott posted a video of him training in the gym lifting weights on Instagram and attached the following message: ‘First day back at training ground from a break and straight into it!!! #legstrength’.
Next season will be massive for Arsenal, who ended their nine-year trophy drought with FA Cup triumph in May.
Arsene Wenger’s side failed to clinch the Premier League yet again, as after a strong challenge for the title, they stumbled in the latter stages.
However, next season the Gunners will take to the pitch with renewed vigour and enthusiasm, and Walcott’s return to fitness will be a massive boost.