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Daniel Welbeck | Forward

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 161

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Danny Welbeck returned from England duty with a minor knee injury that may cause him to miss Arsenal's big match with Liverpool on Saturday.
Welbeck, England's top scorer in Euro2016 qualifying, scored for England against Lithuania but also picked up a minor knee injury in the process. Arsene Wenger indicated that the injury leaves him with "...a little chance to be available for Saturday..." Arsenal have Theo Walcott waiting in the wings for another chance at the starting line-up as well as a number of attacking midfielders - Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla, and Rosicky - who could all slot into Welbeck's spot and bring different qualities to the table. Starting Welbeck this week in fantasy is a huge risk unless you know that you'll be available to make changes at the last minute before the transfer deadline. Arsenal vs. Liverpool is the early match on Saturday so most formats will allow you to make changes after the line-ups are announced. Apr 2 - 11:03 AM

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Danny Welbeck will return to Arsenal after picking up an injury during Friday nights’ comfortable Euro 2016 victory over Lithuania at Wembley.

Hodgson had already planned to replace Welbeck but a knee injury forced his withdrawal as the game entered its final phase. With a crucial Premier League match against Liverpool coming up England will take no risks given Tuesdays’ fixture in Italy is a non-competitive friendly. Post-match Hodgson confirmed Welbeck had "tweaked his knee" and he will continue to be assessed over the next 24/48 hours although the medical team aren’t overly concerned at this point. England could travel to Turin with only [17] outfield players having seen Leighton Baines, Raheem Sterling and James Milner return to their respective clubs however Ryan Bertrand has been "invited" to join the group.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 28 - 12:43 PM

Danny Welbeck got the last laugh on Louis Van Gaal as the former Red Devil scored the winner for Arsenal as they advanced to the FA Cup semi-finals at Old Trafford.

After Louis Van Gaal ushered Danny Welbeck out of Manchester by saying that he didn't score enough goals, you knew he'd be critical to the outcome on Monday in one way or another. It worked out for the England international as he took advantage of a horrible United back pass to round David De Gea and score the decisive goal as Arsenal overcame Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Gunners will face the winner of the Bradford City vs. Reading replay in the FA Cup semi-finals. In case you were wondering, Welbeck celebrated the goal after he scored it.
Mar 9 - 7:56 PM

It won't show up on the score sheet but Danny Welbeck was the key man in Arsenal's 2-1 win at Selhurst Park.

Danny Welbeck popped up in key spots on a day where Arsenal won despite not playing particularly well. He drew the penalty on the edge of the box that gave the Gunners their first goal. On Arsenal's second goal, Welbeck made a strong run and saw his shot rebound off Julian Speroni into the path of Olivier Giroud who slotted home the winner. The Gunners gave up a late goal and also another near miss as Palace tried to rally late.
Feb 21 - 12:12 PM

Danny Welbeck is back to full training and is available for selection as Arsenal travel across North London for a critical match with Spurs on Saturday.

With Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain still missing for Arsenal, Danny Welbeck returns as the most likely first attacker off the bench for Saturday's North London Derby. Arsenal will likely start Olivier Giroud as their center forward with Mesut Ozil (nominally left), Santi Cazorla (nominally central) and Theo Walcott (nominally right) interchanging behind the Frenchman. If any of those three need a substitution or Wenger feels the need to change things up, Welbeck will likely be the first guy he calls on.
Feb 5 - 11:18 AM

Arsene Wenger indicated in his Friday news conference that while Danny Welbeck won't be ready for Aston Villa in Week 23 that he will be ready for Spurs in Week 24.

Arsenal are flush with attacking options right now so the absence of Danny Welbeck hasn't been felt to any great extent in recent weeks. That said, Wenger indicated that Alexis Sanchez has a "hamstring complaint" that could keep him out of the line-up against Aston Villa. Should Sanchez miss not only the Villa match but additional time, Wenger will be thrilled to have Welbeck as an option along with Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil as he looks to compliment Olivier Giroud in a crucial match for the Gunners in the race for a Champions League spot.
Jan 29 - 10:53 AM

Danny Welbeck's thigh complaint seemed like a minor one when it happened but Arsene Wenger confirmed that there is still no definitive timetable for his return.

While Arsenal would probably like to have as many options available as possible for their trip to Manchester City, Danny Welbeck's ongoing thigh issue is probably low on their list of issues right now. With depth in the form of Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla, Joel Campbell, and Mesut Ozil there are plenty of bodies to throw into the attack for the visit to the Etihad on Sunday. Welbeck would have been unlikely to start even if he were healthy.
Jan 15 - 9:47 AM

Danny Welbeck faces at least one more week before he is ready to return to active duty for Arsenal as he will miss the Week 21 match with Stoke City.

How quickly things change. For the match against Southampton there were questions about who Arsenal could scrape together to start in the attack with so many player injured or suspended. Fast forward nine days and Welbeck is the only significant attacker who won't be available for Arsene Wenger against Stoke City. Olivier Giroud is back from suspension, Theo Walcott has started a match and played reasonably well, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain did well deputizing for Walcott in recent weeks, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey are back in the squad. The question going forward for Welbeck is what his role is once he is healthy. Anyone owning Welbeck in single-ownership formats should reconsider his value as he seems likely to be in a similar situation to what he faced at Manchester United at the beginning of the season - a valuable squad player but unlikely to start regularly.
Jan 9 - 1:49 PM

Danny Welbeck returned to a central role and scored the winner for Arsenal against West Ham from that position.

Danny Welbeck has long contended that his best position is as a center forward. His speed and athleticism have led to a series of managers playing him mostly as a wide attacker. This season he was solid centrally while Olivier Giroud was out injured but became somewhat anonymous after the Frenchman's return. With Giroud out suspended, Welbeck returned to the central spot and scored a key goal against West Ham in Week 19. The lesson for fantasy managers may well be that Welbeck's value is very much dependent on where he is lined up.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 10:28:00 AM

Wenger has confirmed that Danny Welbeck is very doubtful for the trip to St Marys’ after suffering a thigh injury during the win over West Ham.

With Olivier Giroud currently suspended this latest setback provides Wenger with a bit of a headache and with limited options Alexis Sanchez could be the preferred choice to lead the line. Both Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell are available but neither have featured regularly this season and the pair could go out on loan during the January window despite the injury to Welbeck. Aaron Ramsey [thigh] may also miss out as he is a little short on fitness but Tomas Rosicky is available again after he was rested for game week 19 after suffering from cramp in his calves and hamstrings during his goal scoring return against Queens Park Rangers.
Source: Daily Star
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 07:22:00 PM

Danny Welbeck's goal was all that was needed for Arsenal to grab three points as the Gunners held on to defeat West Brom, 0-1.

Arsenal by no means dominated in this one but they will happily take the points after having lost back to back matches. Santi Cazorla was the creator for most of the day, and even though his goal drought continues, he supplied the assist when he sprinted all the way down the left flank and sent a cross to the middle of the area where Welbeck rose to head home. The defense, with their #1 Wojciech Szczesny absent through injury did well to protect the inexperienced Emiliano Martinez, with the return of Laurent Koscielny giving them a noticeable boost. Welbeck ideally needs to increase his current goal rate, especially to help on days when Alexis Sanchez is not feeling it, which is exactly how they managed to win today.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 09:45:00 AM

Danny Welbeck was not fit enough to make the squad for Arsenal's critical Champions League match with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

Welbeck was a bit on the gimpy side coming off of England duty but Arsene Wenger chose to start him against his former club on Saturday. Welbeck didn't look entirely healthy at the end of the 2-1 loss to United and the issue was confirmed as the forward was left out of the squad against Dortmund. Arsenal have yet to release any details on the extent of the injury or when Welbeck might be expected back in the line-up.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 03:30:00 PM

Danny Welbeck (hamstring) and Alexis Sanchez (travel) will be assessed ahead of Arsenal's match with Manchester United with neither being 100% certain of starting.

Given the critical nature of the match-up, it seems likely that Arsene Wenger will start both players unless one or the other will either be significantly less than their best or at risk of making a small injury worse. Welbeck was withdrawn from England's friendly against Scotland on Tuesday and could be rested for United if Olivier Giroud is deemed fit enough and match-ready enough to start in his place. Alexis Sanchez would have to be in pretty rough shape from his international travels not to start given his form.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Former Manchester United forward may not be fit to face his former team on Saturday after being substituted against Scotland on Tuesday.

Danny Welbeck was substituted off in the 66th minute against Scotland with stiffness in his hamstring. His status for Saturday against Manchester United is not yet clear. With Olivier Giroud potentially available, Arsene Wenger will have to decide which forward is closer to full fitness as he selects his starting eleven against their old nemesis. Both clubs will be without key players due to injury with Daley Blind, Michael Carrick, and Mesut Ozil definitely out and a raft of others questionable including Welbeck, Luke Shaw, Falcao and just about everyone in United's defense.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 11:53:00 AM

Danny Welbeck was at it again over the weekend scoring late to secure Arsenal a point in their 2-2 draw with Hull City.

The England striker hasn't quite lived up to the hopes of Arsenal supporters who thought he might turn out to be Daniel Sturridge 2.0 after his move from Manchester United. While Welbeck hasn't been quite as spectacular as Sturridge was upon his move to Liverpool he has been effective. Against Hull City he notched his second Premier League goal in five starts while pulling his overall total to five goals in seven starts across all competitions. It will be interesting to see if he can scale further heights if Arsenal ever get a healthy first choice eleven on the field at the same time.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 01:24:00 PM