Welbeck joined Arsenal because he knew all the other Sick Notes!

When Danny Welbeck joined Arsenal 15 months ago it was a bit of a surprise (aren’t all Arsenal’s transfers surprises?) but we had high hopes of him settling in quickly as he had played over 140 games for Man United and was becoming a regular in the England team. What we didn’t expect was for him to be another injury problem, but he has now been on the treatment table since April last season.

As has come up through the ranks with England he regularly played with our other England players like Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers, although he obviously hasn’t played with them much lately.

“It was a new challenge but it was an exciting time for me to approach a new situation, move from Manchester to London and all of the stuff that goes with it,”

“Knowing the England boys from international duty and growing up with them in the youth teams made it easy. They integrate you into the group a lot easier with the other lads as well.

“It was a whole new city, not completely new as I’d been to London before, but it was weird knowing that I was going to be calling London home and not Manchester.

“The thing that you miss the most is your family and that’s the most important thing. A lot of my family and friends do come to London to see me anyway. They come to all the home games so I get to see them quite a lot anyway.

“But I was leaving something that I knew after growing up in Manchester, coming to a new city, it’s an exciting period.”

Welbeck clearly has some talent, but so do Wilshere, Walcott and The Ox, who are all currently under the medics at the moment as well. Why does it always seem to be the English players that suffer recurring injuries the most? Maybe it’s not the Arsenal training methods, but the England youth set up?

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  1. Klopp made a statement about English players being pushed too hard while they’re young (If we handle them like horses, then we get horses)
    Pretty good article in the Mirror…

      1. @goonerlad
        It’s not the fans who pushed Jack. Think you need to get a reality based perspective on whats at play here…

  2. perhaps we should start Looking at why they get injured so often after joining the Gunz…………… Player management and Training methods would be my first consideration

  3. Arsenal injury problems… Blame them on Wenger, when U don’t have squad depth, U’re bound to overuse the regulars. Stubbornness, Stinginess, Miserliness whatever U call it…. It’s all Wenger’s fault.
    I want a fresh hand in management…. Wenger Out!!!!!!

    1. @okayblack
      How is it that 32 of 143 EPL players are out injured ? More than any other league in Europe, But hey, blame AW…

    2. Yes blame Wenger for having his 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice RW injured at the same time. Smh, stop being so fickle

  4. Its a problem that has brough up before. We are approaching a international break and a major tournament and as things stand England have 13 players who would be considered as major squad or first team players, out. In what other country does this happen? It is clearly a root problem in the development of players from the youth level in English clubs. Look at the players who have been sidelined for us the most, Wilshere, Rambo, even Abou Diaby,etc etc, all were with us a a very young level.

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