Arsene Wenger has leapt to the defence of Theo Walcott, following suggestions the Arsenal forward could face a Football Association investigation.
Walcott was injured during Arsenal’s win over Tottenham in the FA Cup third round on Saturday, and while leaving the field on a stretcher he gestured the score to the crowd.
The sign was in front of the Tottenham fans, which may prompt the FA to take a look.
Wenger feels there was nothing wrong in what Walcott did, and claims Spurs fans were throwing missiles at his player prior to the gesture.
The Mirror’s Steve Stammers has the quotes:
I don’t think it was offensive to do what Theo did.
The doctor said there were coins raining down on his head before he went on the stretcher.
I have seen the pictures of what Theo did and if the FA judge it as offensive, there is nothing I can do.
Walcott's fitness is a worry, and Charlie Wyett of The Sun (Subscription) claims the forward will have a scan on his knee on Sunday.