Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes injured forward Theo Walcott will never truly get over missing yet another World Cup.
The 24-year-old suffered knee ligament damage during the side’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday and is now set to miss six months of action, which means his season and Summer is over.
Walcott was taken to the 2006 World Cup in Germany, but wasn’t used by England and he was then overlooked for the 2010 cup in South Africa, so his absense from this Summer’s competition will be a big blow to him personally.
“He’ll be devastated to miss a special World Cup,” Wright, 50, told BBC Sport.
“With it being in Brazil – a fantastic place, a fantastic venue for the World Cup – it’s a nightmare one to miss.
“It’s one of those you don’t truly get over.”