The Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck was a long time out of action due to the unpredictably long injury lay-off that began last season, so I can understand why Arsene Wenger has been cautious about bringing him back. But it is now over a month since he scored that last gasp winner over Leicester and we are still hearing about him not being right.
I wonder if the Arsenal boss is trying to get his England counterpart Roy Hodgson to go easy with Welbeck’s fitness in the upcoming international break, because he has been saying once again in An Arsenal.com report that the forward has some problem that is stopping him, or threatening to stop him, playing every game.
The boss said, “We had a long uncertainty with Danny today. [We wondered] If he could absorb a second game.
“I would like to give Danny credit today because it was not obvious he would play because he had some problems. Overall, he was very strong and had a good performance.”
He certainly did and we need that to carry on, especially if Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and all cannot find their shooting boots. It would not be the first time that an Arsenal player is nursed back to health only for a national coach to overplay them and cause more problems.
At least with the likes of Sturridge, Vardy and Kane all in the squad, England should be able to use the Arsenal forward sparingly but is there still a worry about what is wrong with Welbeck’s fitness?