Arsenal Attacker Hit By Injury Blow Ahead Of New Season & Will Miss Asia Tour
Arsenal attacker Danny Welbeck has suffered an injury set back ahead of the new season and is set to miss the clubs pre-season tour of Asia
Arsenal attacker Danny Welbeck has suffered an injury set back ahead of the new season and is set to miss the clubs pre-season tour of Asia, according to the Mirror.
Welbeck has been on the sidelines since our 0-0 draw with Chelsea in late April after bruising a bone around his knee and it led to him missing our end-of-season run in last year including the FA Cup final victory over Aston Villa.
The injury was initially only meant to be a minor one but it’s turned out to be far more problematic than first thought and it looks like it may now run in to next season.
The Mirror claim that Welbeck has suffered a set-back as the knee problem has flared-up again and the attacker will now miss our pre-season tour to the Far East next week where we’ll play in the Asia Trophy along with Everton and Stoke.
Welbeck is yet to begin pre-season training and there is no specific timescale on his return, but the newspaper believes he’s confident of returning in time to play some part in the Emirates Cup at the start of August.
We’ll have to wait and see how the injury heals over the coming weeks but this latest set-back will be a big disappointment to the 24-year-old as I’m sure he’d have been hoping to get a full pre-season under his belt so he could hit the ground running next month.
The injury will also be a huge concern to Arsene Wenger and the boss will no doubt be hoping Welbeck suffers no further set-backs ahead of the new campaign.
The season hasn’t even started yet and we’re already taking about injuries so let’s just hope we don’t suffer the same fate as last year when our title challenge was over before it began due to a spate of injuries to key players during the opening months of the season.