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Danny Welbeck is ready to make his return to Arsenal reports the Guardians Amy Lawrence. “It was at the Etihad Stadium in May that Danny Welbeck’s devastated expression, as he lay on the pitch while the Arsenal physiotherapist examined his knee, told of another major problem. He was not long recovered from an injury that kept him out of action for 10 months. The blow of new serious damage was obvious.

Seven months down the line of the latest spell in rehabilitation, Welbeck gave himself the best Christmas present with a return to full training on Friday morning.

“Of course it’s fantastic, because for him it’s like starting a new career, because he has been out for such a long time,” Arsène Wenger said. “But I’m a bit cautious with the little setbacks you have when you have been out for a long time. You have to be patient. Welbeck will need some time.”

However desperate Welbeck is to get back in the first team, that is a sensible view as he has spent a total of 17 of the past 20 months sidelined. It is revealing that Welbeck joined Arsenal the same summer as Alexis Sánchez, and the Chilean has played roughly three times as much football since then.

Wenger normally allows for somewhere between three to four weeks for a long-term absentee to regain full match fitness. Welbeck is ahead of schedule in his recovery from cartilage damage, and all being well will come into contention in early January.

With Sánchez’s reinvention at centre‑forward, Welbeck might find himself in contention on the left-hand side of Arsenal’s attack, which has seen various options tried this season. Welbeck would be an interesting choice to bring pace and muscle to that department.

During his most recent fit spell, last spring, he made a real impact in terms of goal threat and all-round attacking presence, so he will be a useful weapon to add to a team who looked jaded in the past two defeats.

During his most recent fit spell, last spring, he made a real impact in terms of goal threat and all-round attacking presence, so he will be a useful weapon to add to a team who looked jaded in the past two defeats.

With 2017 approaching, Wenger stressed that any negativity around recent results will not affect his thinking about a new contract, with his deal up in May. “I always said I will judge where I stand in spring and make my decisions then. And the club is free as well. It’s not because I am here a long time that I have any rights. We are both on the same boat.”

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/dec/23/danny-welbeck-arsenal-return-wenger-weapon

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