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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 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

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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

Danny Welbeck will be side-lined for up-to nine months after Arsenal confirmed the injury-plagued forward had undergone surgery to repair ‘significant cartilage damage’.

Arsène Wenger admitted he was "worried" earlier this week by the injury sustained by Welbeck at the Etihad on Sunday – and the Gunners boss had every right to be. "We tried to keep him on the pitch," he said post-match. "But straight away he tried to move and said, ‘It’s impossible’. Welbeck went under the knife after tests revealed a large meniscus tear in his right knee ruling him out until 2017. The club released a statement on Wednesday offering their support to the hapless 25-year-old: ‘Everyone at Arsenal will be working hard with Danny throughout his recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the pitch as soon as possible.’
Thu, May 12, 2016 09:32:00 AM

Arsène Wenger admitted he was "worried" by the injury sustained by Welbeck during the first half of Sundays’ game at the Etihad, however, he refused to rule the England international out of Euro 2016 until he has further tests.

Welbeck was making his first start in four, but lasted less than half an hour after he was forced off with a knee problem. "The first signs look like lateral meniscus [cartilage]," Wenger told the BBC. "He looks down, and he’s not a guy who likes to go off. I’m a bit worried. I don’t want to say about the Euros – let’s be a bit more optimistic." Having already spent 10 months out following knee surgery, Welbeck has worked hard to put himself back in contention for a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad, but, this latest setback could scupper any chance of appearing in France. "Danny is a strong boy and we tried to keep him on the pitch," mused Wenger. "But straight away he tried to move and said, ‘It’s impossible’.
Source: The Guardian
Mon, May 9, 2016 11:16:00 AM

Arsenal were by no means impressive today, but Arsene Wenger pushed the right button by calling on Danny Welbeck in the second half and the forward scored the lone goal of a day as the Gunners squeak past Norwich City, 1-0.

There has been a strain on the relationship between Wenger and Arsenal supporters because of comments the manager made in the press this week and the Emirates contained a significant number of protesters. While the Gunners did not dispatch of Norwich in convincing fashion, credit is due to the manager for making the right move at the right time. After a first half in which Arsenal failed to register a shot on target, Wenger brought Welbeck on shortly before the hour mark and three minutes later, the substitute scored after Olivier Giroud headed a ball into his path. The defense picked up the slack of an otherwise lackluster attacking display and the win moves Arsenal ahead of Manchester City for now, with the latter playing tomorrow.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 02:33:00 PM

Arsene Wenger indicated that Danny Welbeck is questionable for Arsenal's match with Swansea as the manager uses caution as the player returns from a long injury layoff.

Danny Welbeck has been one of Arsenal's few bright spots over their past few matches. Between the winner against Leicester City and a goal on his return to Old Trafford the former Manchester United forward has been a breath of fresh air for a forward line that has seen Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott all slump at the same time. If Wenger is forced to sit Welbeck in mid-week it is reasonable to suspect that Arsenal will struggle to score.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 09:16:00 AM

Danny Welbeck returned to the Arsenal squad with the decisive goal deep in stoppage time to see off top-of-the-table Leicester City.

It was billed as a must-win for Arsenal if they wanted to stay in the title race and win they did, but just barely. After going down a goal in the first half to a questionable penalty, the Gunners got a break when Danny Simpson was sent off for a second yellow card early in the second half. Olivier Giroud set up Theo Walcott to level out the Jamie Vardy penalty goal. It looked like the match would end 1-1 until an ill-advised Marcin Wasilewski foul on Nacho Monreal in the fourth minute of stoppage time gave Arsenal a free kick in a dangerous spot. Danny Welbeck got the faintest of touches on Mesut Ozil's cross but it was enough for an Arsenal win on the last kick of the match.
Sun, Feb 14, 2016 09:11:00 AM