After Arsene Wenger gave the latest Arsenal injury update ahead of the Premier League home game with Middlesborough this weekend, the topic of Danny Welbeck has come up again, as the Arsenal website reported that the boss was asked about the England international striker and when he might be due to appear again after his very long spell on the sidelines.
The manager replied, “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.
“No [he is not out running yet], he will be starting to run in two weeks.”
So it will still be some time before we see the former Manchester United star back in action for the Gunners and with Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Alex Iwobi doing so well, Lucas Perez joining the club and with Giroud set to return next week, it is inevitable that people are wondering how Welbeck will get back into the team.
I can understand but if I was Danny I would not worry, because with Alexis through the middle we are seeing a different Arsenal this season and I reckon that Welbeck is the player best suited to replacing the Chilean when he is rested or replaced, with his pace, strength and energy.
The England forward also has the versatility to play on either flank so for me he is more likely to play than Giroud when he does regain fitness, don’t you think?