Not only did he miss the rest of the season for the Gunners, the 25-year-old also failed to make England’s World Cup squad.
But now Walcott has returned to full training and looks raring to go as Arsene Wenger’s side aim to mount a serious title challenge.
And what better way to prepare for a new Premier League campaign than buying a full Arsenal kit for his three-month old son, Finley?
By Stuart Hynd – @supers0nic_
Walcott signed for Arsenal in 2006 and has scored 45 goals for the London club since joining from Southampton.
And the England international is clearly hoping Finley will follow in his footsteps, after posting this picture to Instagram:
Walcott captioned the post: “Someone’s ready for new season. Finley’s 1st football kit! #AFC #COYG”