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Daniel Welbeck | Forward

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

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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

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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.
Source: Arsenal.com
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.
Source: espnfc.com
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.
Source: espnfc.com
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.
Source: espnfc.com
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.
Source: Yahoo.com
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.
Source: Arsenal.com
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.
Source: ESPNFC.com
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.
Source: Yahoo.com
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 01:24:00 PM

Arsenal won't refuse the point but they won't be happy with the 2-2 result against Hull City in Week 8 action.

The match started well enough with Alexis Sanchez dribbling in from the right wing and firing a 13th minute goal past HCFC goalkeeper Steve Harper. It went downhill quickly after that as Mohamed Diame tugged Mathieu Flamini back to allow himself an opportunity in alone on Wojciech Szczesny which he converted to draw he contest even. Seconds after halftime Per Mertesacker was slow to react to a Tom Huddlestone cross which allowed Abel Hernandez run in front of him for a well taken headed goal. Danny Welbeck scored in stoppage time on an Alexis Sanchez assist to prevent an embarrassing home loss but a draw is simply not a good enough result if Arsenal hope to maintain their regular Champions League spot.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 12:40:00 PM

Danny Welbeck can continue his impressive start to his Arsenal career against Hull City.

It's a close call between Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez when it comes to picking an Arsenal striker, but we've gone for Welbeck because of his position as the focal point of the Gunners attack. Hull have been conceding too many goals, they will be missing their first choice goalkeeper due to injury and the England man can trouble Michael Dawson with his pace.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 07:52:00 AM

Arsenal dominated Galatasaray 4-1 at the Emirates in Champions League action behind a Danny Welbeck hat trick.

Danny Welbeck announced his claim as Arsenal's first choice center forward with a Champions League hat trick at home against Galatasaray on Wednesday. With news of Olivier Giroud's contract extension coming yesterday questions about who the starter might be when both are healthy were raised. Welbeck provided his answer with a clinical hat trick. The frightening thing is that he could have had a couple more. He certainly looks like he could follow in the footsteps of Daniel Sturridge in finding a home after a transfer between big clubs. Alexis Sanchez also scored for Arsenal and Wojciech Szczesny was red carded.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 04:43:00 PM