Arsenal Handed Huge Boost As Wenger Confirms Star Is Set For Early Injury Return
Arsenal have been handed a major boost after Arsene Wenger confirmed that one of our star men is set for an early return from injury.
Arsenal have been handed a huge injury boost with Arsene Wenger confirming that Danny Welbeck is on course to return to action later this year, according to the Mirror.
Welbeck missed the majority of last season due to a serious knee injury but made his return to action in style after scoring the winner against Leicester City back in mid-February.
However, the striker was then cruelly sidelined again after suffering knee ligament damage during our penultimate game of last season against Manchester City and was forced to miss this summers European Championships.
Welbeck underwent a check-up last week to assess how his injury is progressing and Wenger has revealed that if the inflammation wasn’t healing properly then the 25-year-old was facing being on the sidelines until April 2017.
But thankfully the injury is recovering well and Arsene says that the ‘excellent’ news means Welbeck is now on course to make his latest comeback around Christmas.
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.”
The news will come as a welcome boost to Wenger as it would’ve been devastating to lose Welbeck for what would have been practically the entire season, but now it looks like the attacker should play a significant part during the season half of the campaign as long as he doesn’t suffer any setbacks.
However, we’re still going to be lacking options up front for the next four months so it’s vital that Wenger manages to bring in another striker before the window closes at the end of August.
Olivier Giroud needs competition and even if Welbeck was fully-fit, I’d argue that Arsenal still needed another top class striker so fingers crossed the boss is able to bring someone if over the next fortnight.
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