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Arsenal Rocked As Welbeck’s Ruled Out For Several Months After Knee Surgery

Arsenal have been dealt a major injury blow as Danny Welbeck has been ruled out for several months having undergone surgery on his troublesome left knee

Danny-Welbeck

Arsenal have been dealt a major injury blow as Danny Welbeck has been ruled out for several months having undergone surgery on his troublesome left knee, the club have confirmed this afternoon.

Welbeck suffered a knee injury way back in April and although he was only initially expected to be on the sidelines for a matter of days, the problem developed into something far more serious and he’s not kicked a ball since.

The 24-year-old has slowly been stepping up his rehabilitation throughout the summer and Arsene Wenger said last week that he hoped Welbeck would return to full training after the international break.

However, it appears the knee injury hasn’t responded well to the increased workload as the club have now confirmed on Arsenal.com that Welbeck has been forced to undergo surgery to solve the problem once and for all.

No concrete timescale has been given for his recovery, other than the club saying he’s facing ‘a period of months’ on the sidelines.

A statement read:

Danny Welbeck undergone surgery on his left knee after being unable to sufficiently step up his rehabilitation work.

The striker has been working throughout the summer to recover from the injury sustained at the end of April.

It had been hoped he would avoid surgery but after increasing his training workload, the injury to his cartilage did not respond as well as hoped and the decision was taken last week for him to undergo surgery by a leading specialist in the field.

Danny is now expected to be out for a period of months and everyone at Arsenal wishes him well.

This is a huge blow as Welbeck is a versatile forward who can play out wide or offer us an alternative to Olivier Giroud through the middle, so his absence is going to be sorely felt.

The statement says the decision to operate was taken last week, which makes Wenger’s decision not to buy another striker before the window closed even more bemusing.

I suppose we’re now going to have to pray that the likes of Giroud, Sanchez and Walcott stay fit otherwise we could face a real striker crisis.

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