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Wenger offers ‘very positive’ update on injured Arsenal star
Arsene Wenger has finally had some positive news on the injury front after confirming that Danny Welbeck hasn’t suffered any set back and should return at the end of the year.
Welbeck missed Euro 2016 after suffering a serious knee injury during our clash with Manchester City on the penultimate weekend of last season and was initially ruled out for around 9 months.
The 25-year-old underwent a check-up last week to see how the inflammation around his knee was healing and Wenger says that if the progress wasn’t satisfactory, Welbeck faced being on the sidelines until next April.
However, thankfully the injury is healing well and Arsene says the latest update is ‘very positive’ as Danny is now expected to make his return around Christmas time.
The boss is quoted as saying by the Mirror:
“The news was excellent and he will be back around Christmas.
“He had a second check — not a procedure, a check with a camera inside. That was the good news of last week, the only good news. That was very positive.
“He has an inflammation of his knee and they had to go in again to see if it is healing well or not. If the healing was not good, he would have been out until April.”
Obviously it’s good to hear that Welbeck’s not facing any sort of set-back as losing him until April would have been a devastating blow, especially for Danny as he missed most of last season with a knee injury.
However, we’re still going to be without the striker for at least the next four-t0-five months so this news doesn’t affect our need to bring in a top class striker before the window closes.
If Wenger uses this ‘positive’ news on Welbeck as an excuse for NOT signing another striker, then he’s going to face an angry backlash from the fans….