Injury blow for Gunners

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed Theo Walcott sprained his ankle in last night’s 1-0 win over Stoke and will miss Sunday’s Carling Cup final against Birmingham.

Wenger also revealed Cesc Fabregas suffered a hamstring injury in the first half and will be assessed today.

Walcott had to be taken off on a stretcher.