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Arsenal Forward Offers Injury Update, Hopes To Be Fit For Chelsea
Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck has given an update on the knee injury that ended his season prematurely and it looks as though he should be back in time for the start of the 2015/16 campaign.
Welbeck played his last game for the club back on April 26 when we drew 0-0 with Chelsea at the Emirates after twisting his knee in training the following week.
The 24-year-old was only initially expected to be out for a matter of days but unfortunately the injury was far worse than first thought, and Welbz ended up missing the rest of the season – including the FA Cup final.
Danny was speaking last night at the launch of the new home kit and he’s been quoted by the Express as saying that he’s still seeing the physio a couple of times a week but hopes to find time for a holiday before pre-season.
“The injury happened when I was just getting into gear with a run of games, then you are trying to work your way back to fitness and it is difficult,” h
“It was worse than we first thought it was but it is just a natural healing period and usually I heal faster than others.
“I can’t really do much at the moment, with the bone bruising, but I am still going into see the physio for a couple of times a week and then will hopefully get a bit of time away.”
Arsenal go on a pre-season tour of Asia to play a Singapore XI and another Premier League side in the Asia Trophy in mid-July before flying back to host the Emirates Cup on 25/26th July.
The Express claim that Welbeck expects to take part in those competitions and hopes to then put himself in contention to face Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on August 2nd.
It was certainly a disappointing end to last season for Welbeck and I think he will be desperate to get back to full fitness and show what he can do next season.
He only managed 4 Premier League goals following his move from Man Utd, and 8 in all competitions, which is a poor return really so I think this is a big year for him.
There is so much competition in the squad already, not to mention any further additions Arsene Wenger makes this summer, so let’s hope Danny gets himself 100% soon as he’ll have a real fight on his hands to cement a first team place next season.