How much will Arsenal miss Welbeck?

We do not yet know quite how long Arsene Wenger is going to have to cope without Danny Welbeck in the Arsenal squad. The striker picked up a knee injury in the England win over Lithuania at Wembley and even though Roy Hodgson suggested it was only a minor injury, Welbeck is almost certainly going to miss the very important Premier League clash with top four rivals Liverpool next Saturday.

How much will we miss him? Hopefully not enough to stop us beating the scousers and putting one foot in next season’s Champions League, but I am a little concerned. Even assuming that the rest of the Gunners return to north London fully fit, Welbeck will be missed in that game.

We have the bonus of Martin Skrtel being suspended and that should give Giroud more chance of dominating their defence, but with the pace and power of Welbeck alongside the Frenchman we could have given them a really tough day. The big question I suppose is who will replace him.

Unless Theo Walcott does something amazing with England on Tuesday, I think it will be Ozil, with Cazorla in the number 10 role, so hopefully he will not play much for Spain on Wednesday. Tomas Rosicky is also likely to play for the Czech Republic on Wednesday night so there is a concern for Wenger about the freshness of his players in the early Saturday kick-off.

Do you think that Welbeck injury could prove costly for Arsenal?

Tags Cazorla Giroud Ozil Walcott

14 Comments

  1. davidnz says:

    Won’t miss him at all.

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      hating on weLbz won’t do u no good

      1. davidnz says:

        Not the point.
        We do not rely on any
        one player. We have a squad.
        thats what I am saying.
        Arsenal has many attacking
        players who can step up.
        Ramseys back so Cazorla can join
        Ozil and Sanchez further forward.
        Walcott played 15 min so he can play.
        Rosicky is in good nick.
        No problem.

        1. vince says:

          won’t miss him at all still is not right , fool

    2. ArnSam says:

      Walcot gets his rightful place back

  2. akthet says:

    We don’t need to worry about him, Ozil will play at his place. It is a good chance for Ramsey who is in good form.

    1. josh37 says:

      Ramsey’s goal and assist vs iran were class!
      His earlier dribble and attempting the inside out shot shows he’s playing with confidence again.

      1. speedie says:

        ISRAEL!!!!

  3. uchejp says:

    minor knock he will be fit against pool

    1. bayjerkoff says:

      I hope ramsey plays and he sit back to assist le coq..depending on how liverpool plays, he sud ve intelligence and positional awareness cos liverpool counters so fast…..d only player I don’t wanna c again on d pitch for us is flamini….I neva like his 2nd coming. People said was good on his 2nd debut but not for me…we were dominating spurs and pressin dem so hard until wilshere went out to shit and flamini entered…the team collapse and we were left wif defending…I wasn’t impressd wif his ability on d ball

  4. CraigZWE says:

    You think pool will press high or sit back?

    I’m hoping Theo plays this game

  5. Wilshegz says:

    No risks.. Santi in CM, Ozil. AM, Walcott RW

  6. YingYang69 says:

    Well miss his industry. Liv are no slouches so i would feel much better having Sanchez Welbeck and Giroud pressure from front. I hope whoever might come in puts in a shift.

  7. gmv8 says:

    At least Sturridge is injured as well. I thought Brendan Rogers was swinging the lead when he took him out of international duty but apparently he’s out for at least a month.

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