Walcott set to return for Saints clash

Theo Walcott could be in line for a surprise return to the Arsenal side against his former club Southampton at the weekend, the Metro understands.

The England international has been out of action for the last six weeks with an abdominal injury, and was set to remain side-lined until December.

However, the 24 year old has now returned to full fitness, and is in contention to face the side with whom he began his career.

Walcott, who has played just seven times this season made only twenty-three appearances for the Saints before securing a big money move to the Gunners in January 2006.

Aaron Ramsey, who was left out for Wales’ 1-1 draw with Finland on Saturday evening, is also set to play on Saturday as he looks to continue his fine form.

The 22 year old has eleven goals in just eighteen appearances this season, doubling his all-time tally for the club, who he joined in June 2008.

Victory against Mauricio Pochettino’s men, who have ben this seasons surprise package in the top flight, will see them tighten their grip at the top of the table though defeat could see the south-coast club leapfrog them into pole position should second place Liverpool drop points in the Merseyside derby.

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