The plot thickens as it is revealed by Roy Hodgson that the Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is expected to be out of action for the next six months, after the Gunners were a little vaguer on how long in their official announcement. Welbeck had already been out of action since April when Arsenal.com revealed that he needed another operation on his knee.
Arsene Wenger has pulled his Arsenal team up from the Europa League positions by winning every single game they played in March, but he doesn’t want his team to have been put off by the interlull. He just wants to keep on winning!
Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger have never been very comfortable about our star players heading off on international duty at crucial points during the season and we have good reason. Many has been the time when we have lost a Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere or Abou Diaby to injury when the national coaches have not listened to the Arsenal boss and played our players a lot more than Wenger would have done himself.
Normally for Arsenal fans, an international break means a couple of weeks of worry over which of our players are going to come back with an injury. There have usually been a few for us to contend with, bgut apart from Mesut Ozil and his minor ankle problem, it is so far so good for the Gunners.
It is just as well that Arsenal have ended the trophy drought with the FA cup last season and that the club is now ready to give Arsene Wenger the money to spend on some top players, because other wise I think that the Gunners’ long run of years in the Champions League would be over.