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Former star of Arsenal, Ian Wright lost the chance to appear and play for England back in 1998 when his hamstring injury left him out and unable to represent his national team, Wright already knows what it feels like to miss out on such an important event.

“It’s one of those you don’t truly get over,” Arsenal’s 2nd highest goal scorer, Ian Wright stated.

It’s been over 10 years since Ian Wright announced his retirement from playing professional football but he still remains up to date with news revolving the sport that he played at a high level since starting his career at Crystal Palace back in 1985. He expressed his opinion about Theo Walcott’s injury that will be leaving him out of the 2014 World Cup.

“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 a massive blow for England. He’s an intelligent lad. I’m sure he’ll bounce back, but he’ll be absolutely devastated.” The BBC Radio 5 live 606 presenter Ian Wright said as he praised Arsenal’s Theo Walcott.

The Walcott sustained the knee ligament injury during Arsenal’s triumph against Tottenham and the English midfielder was being removed from the pitch on a stretcher, his gestures provoked fans of Tottenham on launching him plastic bottles and coins at him. Ian Wright defended Walcott as he wrote on his twitter account.

I’ll leave you with the words from the great Roy Keane. ‘’ Tottenham will always let you down’’. Sums spurs rejoicing in the news of Theo! 105 mil spent on players and it’s still an AFC player getting injured makes you happy. Sad. Ian Wright said via twitter.