Theo Walcott knee injury Jan 2014
Theo Walcott injured his knee in January. Clive Rose/Getty

Arsenal striker Theo Walcott is reportedly set to return to action in the game against Tottenham on 27 September.

According to the Mirror, the Gunners striker has returned to full fitness and will resume training with the first team shortly.

The England international, sustained a knee injury playing against Spurs in the FA Cup last January. The game against Arsenal's archrivals will be the first competitive game Walcott has played in eight months.

Arsene Wenger will be hopeful of the striker's return as that last week of September throws up one of the most crucial weeks in Arsenal's calendar.

Dramatic weeks ahead

Following the Spurs game, Arsenal face Turkish club Galatasaray on Wednesday in the Champions League, and then face a daunting trip to Stamford Bridge the following Sunday.

The Frenchman will hope to have his strongest line up for that game and will need Walcott to star alongside new signings Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez during a period that could define Arsenal's season.

Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes new signing Danny Welbeck is a great addition to the squad and believes the striker has all the qualities necessary to become a top footballer.

"He is a great addition for Arsenal and hopefully he will keep performing for England as well. He has got great enthusiasm, he wants to run, he will track back, and he has got great quality," Wilshere said, as quoted by Goal.

"A lot of people don't give him credit for his technical ability, but he is great on the ball. I am sure there were a few clubs wanting him and there are not many players his age who move from one big club to another big club so that shows his quality," the England international added.