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Daniel Welbeck | Forward | #23

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

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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

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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

He has missed the last seven months to another injury nightmare, but we could very well see the return of Danny Welbeck this weekend.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Welbeck has passed through training with flying colors, and now has a decision to make to see if he will be in the squad to face Crystal Palace this weekend. "He's fit, he's sharp," Wenger said. "Will I involve him in the short-term or not, or will I play him first in a game with the under-23s? I have not decided yet, but in training he looks quite good." Welbeck has been out since May due to a knee injury, but the former Manchester United prodigy has trained during the last three weeks without any setbacks.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 10:02:00 AM

Danny Welbeck is back in training with the Arsenal squad but requires a lot of work to regain match fitness and sharpness after being out since May with a knee injury.

If I had to guess then I'd guess that Arsenal's January 7th FA Cup match with Preston North End would mark Danny Welbeck's return to competitive action either as a substitute or a starter depending on where his fitness is. If his fitness comes along quickly maybe he has a chance at a cameo from the bench against Crystal Palace (New Years Day) or Bournemouth (Jan 3rd) but it's hard to see Wenger pushing him too hard with Olivier Giroud and Lucas Perez both needing minutes as well. Adding another forward/wide attacker to the mix will make Wenger's job even tougher as it regards handing out minutes.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 03:00:00 PM

Arsenal fans will be pleased to hear attacking reinforcements are on the way with Danny Welbeck back in first-team training.

The former Manchester United forward has missed the past seven months after suffering a knee injury in May, that was expected to rule him out for up to nine months. But Wenger said Welbeck could be back within the next four weeks as he looks to regain fitness in time for the New Year. The Gunners have been plagued by a series of injuries up top, which has led to Alexis Sanchez being used as a central forward. Lucas Perez only just returned from injury while Olivier Giroud continues to be bogged down by a series of minor injuries. Meanwhile, Wenger revealed that Yaya Sanogo is out indefinitely as he works through a confidential health problem related to a long-standing calf injury.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 06:09:00 AM

With the news that Danny Welbeck will be out for nine months after injuring his knee, Arsenal will surely be forced into the transfer market for a new forward.

This could be a blessing in disguise for Arsenal supporters. Danny Welbeck's late-season form had the potential to convince Arsene Wenger that persisting with the trio of Welbeck, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott as central forwards was a good idea. The absence of Welbeck until at least the second half of next season will change that plan. Arsenal probably need two forwards, a lead forward and another to replace Walcott who hasn't done the job, and Welbeck's injury makes that even more obvious. Names in the rumor mill include Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid/Juventus), Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) and Michy Batshuayi (Marseille).
Thu, May 12, 2016 02:42:00 PM