What was Wenger thinking! by PR
How long have we been saying that the injury situation at Arsenal has been getting better? And, as always, we have been proved wrong once again. But even worse it is our backup striker Danny Welbeck that will be missing until at least Christmas, having already been out of action for the last five months….
All through the summer, Wenger has been using Welbeck’s imminent return as one of his reasons for not buying a striker, but it has now been revealed that Le Prof knew before the end of the transfer window that the England international had little chance of returning quickly.
Arsenal have announced: “Welbeck has 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.”
It was “hoped” he would avoid surgery? How long have we “hoped” this? While Wenger repeatedly led us astray by saying he was a “couple of weeks away” every time he was asked?
This is a real bombshell and it looks very bad on the club that the real situation with Welbeck was not revealed to fans until after the window was slammed shut. Now we face most of the season with just Giroud as a proven striker in the squad. AGAIN!
Questions need to be asked…. Like has Wenger kept the disappointing Campbell in the squad as backup? And why did he send Akpom on loan if he thought we needed him?