Danny Welbeck has been ruled out for the next five months with a knee injury, meaning he will miss out on the European Championships as well as the opening three months of the Premier League, which may force Arsenal to sign another forward
The 25 year-old was preparing himself for an exciting European Championship tournament this summer, having come into form since recovering from an injury which ruled him out for 10 months previously.
That dream will not come true this summer however, after Welbeck limped out of the Manchester City tie at the weekend, and has now been ruled out until October.
This will come as horrible news for England fans, but could be a blessing in disguise for his club however.
Arsene Wenger praised the performance of Olivier Giroud at the weekend, leading to thoughts that he could overlook the chance to sign a new striker in the coming window, but surely this injury will force the manager’s hand.
Lacazette and Karim Benzema were strongly linked with a move to the Emirates last summer, while Gonzalo Higuain and Edinson Cavani could become available in the coming window.
Any one of these four strikers would go a long way to please fans who have grown frustrated with the stagnating approach to strengthening our side.
Theo Walcott has been strongly linked with an exit this summer, but that may now not be an option unless two replacements can now be found.
Will Welbeck’s injury end Theo’s exit chance? Will Wenger HAVE to sign a striker now?