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Daniel Welbeck | Forward | #23

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 161

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Arsene Wenger has declared Danny Welbeck fit for Week 13 against Burnley after holding him out an extra week as a precaution.
Danny Welbeck came back from his last injury and didn't last a full match before coming off with a hamstring injury. With Welbeck recovering Arsene Wenger decided to exercise caution and kept him out against Spurs. After the exceptional performances from Sanchez and Ozil against their North London rivals, expect Welbeck to start out on the bench against the Clarets on Sunday. Nov 24 - 10:07 AM

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Danny Welbeck is close to being recovered from his hamstring injury but expect him to play no more than a substitute role against Spurs given the uncertainty of his participation.

Given that Arsene Wenger was uncertain enough about Welbeck's status to indicate that he was facing a late fitness check, it is reasonable to expect that the forward will not be in the starting eleven for the match against Spurs on Saturday to kick off Week 12 in the Premier League. If fully healthy, Welbeck would probably have a spot in Wenger's eleven as he has favored high-energy performers like the England international against big opposition. Given the uncertainty though, you should probably hold Welbeck out of fantasy line-ups unless you can make decisions after line-ups are announced an hour ahead of the match starting.
Nov 17 - 8:11 PM

Arsene Wenger confirmed that Danny Welbeck and Shkodran Mustafi will not be available for the weekend.

The duo is close to a return from injury but will have to wait at least another week, and probably until after the international break. Meanwhile, Wenger also said that Calum Chambers and David Ospina are close to making their Premier League returns ahead of the Swansea City match. "The only players who are not completely back are Mustafi and Welbeck. Calum Chambers is back in full training on Monday and Ospina has a chance to be available against Belgrade. He will not be available for Saturday. overall everybody is available [from last weekend], and everybody who played on Tuesday night is available."
Oct 26 - 2:37 PM

Danny Welbeck, still recovering from the hamstring injury he picked up against Watford, will miss the trip to Merseyside to face Everton on Sunday.

The England international appears to have a starting spot in the Arsenal line-up when healthy. The "when healthy" part has been the challenge. After returning from one injury after the international break he didn't last a full 90 minutes before going down with his latest injury, this time to his hamstring. It doesn't appear to be a long-term injury and Arsene Wenger will hope to have Welbeck back as soon as Week 10.
Oct 20 - 1:58 PM

Danny Welbeck's return was short-lived as he was forced to leave Arsenal's Week 8 match with Watford early with a hamstring injur.

Welbeck, just back from a groin injury, will be assessed later in the week before his status for Week 9 and beyond can be determined.
Oct 14 - 1:58 PM

Danny Welbeck has recovered from his groin injury and will be available against Watford on Saturday.

Arsene Wenger went as far as saying that Welbeck is "...a bit quicker than expected." which certainly sounds like a prelude to inclusion in the starting line-up. If compared to the statement about Mesut Ozil which sounded like "...he is maybe not back physically to his best but he is available." If I were to guess which of those two players were going to start on Saturday, it would be Welbeck for sure and it wouldn't be close.
Oct 12 - 3:52 PM

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed on Tuesday that Danny Welbeck is facing a spell on the sidelines.

The forward suffered a groin injury in the 0-0 draw against Chelsea this weekend and will now be out for at least the next three weeks with Wenger saying he won't be available until after the upcoming international break. That means Alexis Sanchez is likely to come back into the starting lineup with Olivier Giroud also in line for more playing time. Said Wenger: "Danny has a scan today, we don’t know how bad his groin injury is but he will certainly be out until the international break. Coquelin as well. Debuchy is coming back slowly...Mesut is training again, but for tomorrow no [he will not feature]. He has a little inflammation of his knee."
Sep 19 - 1:13 PM

Initial reports suggest Danny Welbeck will be sidelined for at least a month after limping off with a groin problem during Sundays London derby at Stamford Bridge.

After a solid pre-season, the hapless attacker looked to have put his injury problems behind him after starting the first five Premier League games of the season. Only Cech [450], Bellerin [450], Monreal [450] and Granit Xhaka [439] had played more minutes during the opening weeks but now Welbeck is set for an extended period on the sidelines having suffered a muscular injury: "I don’t know how serious it is," said Arsène Wenger following his sides 0-0 draw. "It looks like a good groin problem, not an easy one." An initial scan on Monday proved inconclusive, and the England international will have further tests to determine the extent of the damage. His absence is likely to open the door for Alexis Sanchez who has been restricted to a place on the bench in recent games as he builds fitness following his late return combined with abdominal and ankle injuries.
Sep 18 - 5:19 PM

Danny Welbeck scored the first and third goal and almost added a fourth as Arsenal cruised past Bournemouth 3-0 in Week 4 Premier League action.

The Gunners started scoring early and the end result was never really in doubt as Danny Welbeck, Alexandre Lacazette and then Welbeck again put the Gunners well clear of their guests. Petr Cech was forced to make a challenging save late but came up with it for the clean sheet. The only real bad news was that Francis Coquelin came off injured after coming on as a substitute. The prognosis for Coquelin didn't look great.
Sep 9 - 1:37 PM

Danny Welbeck admits an ongoing foot problem has limited his game-time during the season the run-in.

Although his injury is not considered serious, the Arsenal forward revealed the niggling complaint makes it difficult to play matches in quick succession: "It's just a bruise on the bottom of my foot. So, any time I'm running on it, then I'm just repeatedly banging on the bruise," he said. The England international was reflecting on another injury hampered campaign, after knee surgery last year meant Welbeck had to wait until January before making his first Premier League appearance. He was restricted to just 8 league starts, the first of which didn’t come until March. "You do get your little niggles here and there, and it's something that you've got to cope with. But I feel like I've been handling it pretty well, and I've had no major reactions with my knees." Welbeck will compete with Olivier Giroud for a place in Saturdays FA Cup final side.
May 26 - 5:03 AM

Arsenal got back on track in its chase for Champions League football with a resounding 2-0 win against Manchester United.

After a scoreless first half that proved uneventful, the goals came in quick succession for the Gunners with Granit Xhaka notching the first. The Swiss international was not expected to be fit for the match, but was a surprise start, shocking the Emirates with a rare goal from distance that took a generous deflection off the back of Ander Herrera in the 54th minute. Just three minutes later, the Gunners doubled their lead behind a goal from Danny Welbeck. The former Manchester United forward headed in a perfect cross from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the wing and was not shy to celebrate against the Red Devils.
Source: NBC Sports
May 7 - 1:12 PM

Danny Welbeck will join Alex Iwobi in missing out on Arsenal's FA Cup match this weekend against Lincoln City with both players suffering from an illness.

After starting and scoring in the Gunners' 3-1 loss to Liverpool, Danny Welbeck will miss out on a chance to erase that result from everyone's collective memory as he misses out due to illness. With all other trophies essentially off the table it is reasonable to expect Arsene Wenger to start a strong line-up including Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with Welbeck and Alex Iwobi both out.
Mar 10 - 7:04 PM

Danny Welbeck scored his first Premier League goal of the season but it wasn't nearly enough as the Gunners lost 3-1 to Liverpool.

Arsene Wenger left Alexis Sanchez on the bench and paid the price as Liverpool rushed to a 2-0 halftime lead with Alexis watching from the bench. Sanchez came on at halftime and fed Danny Welbeck to halve the lead. The comeback wasn't to be as a blocked Sanchez shot turned quickly into a third Reds goal. Wenger will surely face a rabid reaction to his choice to sit Sanchez.
Mar 4 - 2:29 PM

Arsenal Under-23s lost 2-1 at Leicester on Sunday, but Danny Welbeck came through 70 minutes unscathed as he continues to build fitness.

The England international was tipped to start in the fifth round of the FA Cup at Sutton United on Monday, however, Welbeck revealed via his personal Twitter account that he won’t be risked at Gander Green Lane due to concerns over their artificial surface: ‘Glad to get 70 minutes today to build up my match fitness. Plastic pitch at Sutton isn't the best idea at the moment. #COYG’. The 26-year-old has been managed very carefully since returning to the first-team squad in January after 8 months out due to a meniscus problem in his right knee which required surgery. His four Premier League appearances, totalling a measly 42 minutes, have all come from the bench. But, Welbeck has been afforded a start in the FA Cup while in his second appearance in the same competition he served a perfect reminder of what the Arsenal fans had been missing with two-goals in the 5-0 drubbing of Southampton.
Source: Squawka
Feb 19 - 12:46 PM

Danny Welbeck was rested against Watford but is in contention for Arsenal against Chelsea to kick off Week 24.

With Olivier Giroud nursing a knock he picked up on Tuesday, Danny Welbeck is a potential alternative either as a center forward or in a wide attacking role supporting Alexis Sanchez. Giroud hasn't been ruled out but between his minor injury and Chelsea's defense, which seems more attuned to dealing with strength than speed, an attacking group of Sanchez, Ozil, Welbeck and Walcott looks more likely to give the leaders trouble than a more traditional line-up led by Giroud. This isn't a guarantee but Welbeck, given his industry and speed, might make as much sense as anyone against the Blues.
Feb 3 - 8:15 PM