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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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Danny Welbeck is expected to lead the Arsenal attack in Sweden on Thursday night after Alexandre Lacazette underwent surgery to address a minor knee problem.
Arsène Wenger suggested the France international has been managing an ongoing issue for a while which flared up following his cameo in Saturdays north London derby. "He got a surprising swell of the knee after the game against Tottenham and he needed surgery very quick," the Arsenal boss told beIN Sports. "He’ll be out for the next four to five weeks. It’s a massive blow for us and we have to find a solution, and nobody could predict that." With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ineligible for the Europa League competition, Welbeck is poised to make his fourth start of the year having recently recovered from injury. The setback leaves Arsenal a little short of cover, and the Gunners may call upon the inexperienced Eddie Nketiah as back-up following some impressive displays for the under-23s. The 18-year-old regularly trains with the senior squad and has scored 9-times in eleven starts for the development side. Feb 14 - 11:05 AM

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Danny Welbeck is back from his hamstring injury but is likely to be a reserve with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mesut Ozil, and Alex Iwobi likely manning the attacking spots for the North London Derby.

Danny Welbeck has demonstrated his top class abilities from time-to-time at both Manchester United and Arsenal but what he has never demonstrated is the consistent ability to stay healthy. Anytime he even approaches staking a claim to a starting spot injuries seem to derail him. He again had a chance earlier this season to put down his marker on the back of a few strong matches. Injury again intervened. He is healthy again but will likely have to wait his turn behind Alex Iwobi who has been playing well in the chance he's been given.
Feb 9 - 3:24 PM

Danny Welbeck will miss Arsenal's trip to the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday with a hamstring injury that hasn't fully healed.

The former Manchester United man has been in and out of the line-up with injuries this season and Week 25 is an "out" week. With an obvious hole in the line-up after Alexis' departure and with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang yet to arrive there is a potential opening in Arsenal's starting line-up. Most likely, Arsene Wenger will deploy both Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil in the wide attacking roles with Alexandre Lacazette in the middle but Alex Iwobi and Welbeck would be next in line if Mkhitaryan isn't ready to start in his debut. That role will now fall to Iwobi as Welbeck is, once again, unavailable.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 30 - 9:02 AM

Arsenal edged past Chelsea in the Carabao Cup to book their place in the final at Wembley on January 24, but more importantly, the squad came through the tricky encounter unscathed.

Arsène Wenger welcomed Aaron Ramsey [illness] and Nacho Monreal [hamstring] back for the semi-final tie and it was the latter who had the biggest impact. Following on from his brief cameo against Crystal Palace on Saturday - where the Spanish defender scored one and provided two-assists before being replaced as a precaution due to a kick on his hamstring - Monreal was once again causing havoc in the opponents’ box. On 12 minutes, he met Mesut Ozil’s corner and headed it goalwards, the ball deflected off Marcos Alonso and Antonio Rudiger before nestling in the net. The return of Ramsey and Monreal means that the Arsenal treatment room is looking much better, and with Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck potentially returning in game week 25 [they were "fractionally short" for this match] only long-term absentee Santi Cazorla remains.
Jan 25 - 6:05 AM

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.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 10:07:00 AM

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.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 08:11:00 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."
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 02:37:00 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.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 01:58:00 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.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 01:58:00 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.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 03:52:00 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."
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 01:13:00 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.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 05:19:00 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.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 01:37:00 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.
Fri, May 26, 2017 05:03:00 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
Sun, May 7, 2017 01:12:00 PM