What Welbeck injury blow could mean for Arsenal?

The Arsenal and England international star Danny Welbeck must be feeling pretty rotten right about now, and not just because of the pain he will be in after undergoing an operation. As reported by Arsenal.com today the prognosis is that Welbeck will be out of action for about nine months and that means that he is set to miss most, if not all, of another season for his new club.

He is also set to miss the Euro 2016 tournament in which he was sure to feature heavily under Roy Hodgson after coming back with a bang with Arsenal recently. That comeback was after a seemingly minor injury problem kept getting worse and left him on the sidelines for around a year, so you can only imagine his immense frustration right now.

As bad as this news is for the player, though, the bigger picture is what it will mean to Arsenal and our chances of major trophy success next season and I have to imagine it will not help. Some Arsenal fans are hoping that Welbeck’s surgery will force Arsene Wenger into the transfer market but I am not so sure.

It was not Welbeck that the boss was looking to replace anyway and knowing Wenger he will keep in mind that the England striker should be back in nine months. I have a feeling that, just like in the game against Aston Villa on Sunday, Wenger will ask Giroud to fill in for Welbeck and we saw how the demands of being our only real centre forward affected the big man this year.

I do think that Wenger will sign a striker this summer but I also think it will be a replacement for Theo Walcott and not cover for Welbeck. Perhaps this injury news will affect the the thoughts of the Frenchman on which forward to sign though and that could be good news for Arsenal fans.

However, do you agree that this operation on our striker will only hurt Arsenal and our hopes for next season?

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  1. Really gutted for Welbz. When I saw the challenge from Sagna, I instinctively knew Welbz wouldn’t survive this one. Even if he only played 1/4 of our games, he has been a massive part of our season. I hope he comes back stronger.

    1. I don’t mind getting thumbed down, that’s why I write the ?thats on my deluded mind and not the nice brown tongue comments, looking for likes! ?
      Like ‘SOME ‘ people on here! ?????

      Life goes on mate, with or without you!.. Or in this case.. Danny Setbeck!
      Wenger needs to shape up his squad and do alot of shipping out!…. isn’t 12 years of charity enough? ?

      1. Debuchy wanted to leave Arsenal so that he could inhence his chances of playing in the Euro’s for France! .. Yes!..
        He got what he wanted and he also got a thigh injury that rules him out of that competition! … ?????

        1. In other news!.. Everton have sacked their manager,
          Hours after, Frank de bore ? became available… no prizes for guessing where Frank is going, which could also see Bergkamp leaving Ajax.

          Man City could still end up in the Europa league, next season and they are also being investigated because of a signing they made in 2014 (13 year old ) if found guilty, they will face a similar ban to the one handed to Barcelona.

          Pep Guardiola will not be a happy bunny ?

  2. its means that when he comes back a year later it will be like a new signing for wenger

    1. 4 things you can count on at Arsenal every season
      1. A 4th place finish
      2. A long term injury to a player
      3. Signing an unknown teenager
      4. Wenger being the manager

  3. Well, If Wenger didn’t have any intentions of signing a striker in the summer transfer window…. He definitely must have one now! … And i doubt that fan’s will be happy with the signing of some 20 year old striker, who impressed whilst playing in the French 2nd division.

    Morata is supposedly back on, but surely, we need a striker like Lewandowski, Aubameyang or even Lukaku ?

      1. Surely! The 5th richest club in the world, could afford to buy all 3 of: Lewandowski, Aubameyang and Lukaku? ?

        Barcelona have ‘MSN’ And we would have ‘ALL’
        yes ‘ALL’… #### em ALL… Win it ALL and score them ALL! ? ??

  4. I don’t see it being a problem.
    Every season Arsenal
    goal scorers get injured.
    Yet Champions Leicester
    has scored just 6 more goals than Arsenal.
    Minimizing injuries to our goal scorers
    is as good as buying new ones.

  5. Welbz out for 9 fat months…
    Million babies will be born before welbz can kick a football again…smh..

    Now to the article,but I will reframe the title by saying what Welbz injury SHOULD mean is that we should spend a good sum of money on a sharp striker..Lukaku and a winger-cum striker/forward,Lacazette..
    They will hopefully address our needs upfront..

    Wait,what if Wenger fails to buy a striker again han????
    That will be the greatest insult to the fans imo..the height of it all..
    He dare not do that!

    1. A million babies been born? ? … Wenger’s scouts will be extremely busy then.

      1. Yea, Wenger himself should better get busy trying to sign one of these no.9s;
        That’s my order of preference/possibility of getting them!!
        The hardest to get would be Auba and Benz..
        We can then add some juice by adding any of these forwards after selling Walcott
        Here,Griezmann will be the hardest one to pull off but its possible…
        So Wenger better start some serious work!!

  6. Feel very sorry for Danny. Wish him a quick recovery. But with or without him, mr wenger should know by now that we need a 25-30 goals per season striker to contend for any major title.

  7. On a positive note atleast we won’t have hear Wenger say he is days away from training again. We can atleast see other teams make big transfer if not Arsenal.

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