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Arsenal Boss Confirms 25-Year-Old Will Be Out Until The New Year

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that a 25-year-old attacker is set to step-up his comeback over the coming weeks but won’t be back until January.


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Danny Welbeck is set to step-up his recovery from a knee injury but isn’t expected back until January.

Welbeck joined the club from Manchester United in the summer of 2014 but after a solid first season in north London the striker has seen his progress hampered by injury problems.

The 25-year-old missed the vast majority of last season after suffering ligament damage to his right knee towards the end of the 2014/15 campaign but returned to action with a bang after scoring the winner against Leicester back in February.

However, the unfortunate Mancunian suffered a similar injury to his left knee during our 2-2 draw with Manchester City in May and was ruled out for a further nine months after undergoing surgery.

Welbeck has been making good progress in his rehabilitation and Wenger has now confirmed that the England international is set to step-up his recovery by starting to run again in two weeks time.

The striker will then undergo two months of intense training to get him back up to speed with the aim of Welbeck returning to action in January, but Wenger has warned after such a long time on the sidelines it’s going to take him time to get back to his best.

The boss is quoted by as saying at his press conference today:

on Welbeck..

He could be back in January. After that let’s not forget he was already out for a year, so we might have to be patient. To get him back to a really competitive level… it will certainly take two months of competition to get back to his best.

on what stage he is at…

No [he is not out running yet], he will be starting to run in two weeks.

Welbeck has certainly been unfortunate with his injury problems since joining Arsenal and I think we’ve actually really missed him while he’s been on the sidelines so it will be a huge boost to have him available again in the New Year.

Let’s hope the former United attacker continues to make good progress over the coming weeks and doesn’t suffer any setbacks during his recovery as he could be an important player during the second half of the season.

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