Jamie Carragher concerned about pressure on Olivier Giroud at Arsenal

Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher has reacted to Arsenal's Theo Walcott injury blow.

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott faces a spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury against Sheffield Wednesday.

The Guardian report he will be out for 'weeks', and will miss five matches for club and country.

These will include ties with Bayern Munich, Swansea City and rivals Tottenham Hotspur over the coming fortnight.

Speaking to SkySports during last night's broadcast of the Capital One Cup ties, Jamie Carragher told the channel he was worried about the increased pressure Walcott's absence will bring.

He said: "He (Walcott) is the big loss, more than the game. It puts pressure now on Giroud."

Arsene Wenger decided not to sign another striker in the summer, and took plenty of flak after Danny Welbeck had to undergo surgery as the transfer window closed.

This outcry had been somewhat forgotten in recent weeks with wins against Manchester United and Bayern Munich, with Walcott especially excellent against the Red Devils.

Giroud played well against Everton at the weekend, but was anonymous in the defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, and needs to find consistency.

More pressure is certainly upon him thanks to the injury to Walcott, but Arsene Wenger's lack of summer spending will also come under scrutiny again if results do not go their way.

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