Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck resumed full training on Monday, and has added to Arsene Wenger’s selection headache following an extended period on the sidelines with a knee injury, the Mirror reports.
Welbeck sustained a knee injury back in April which was initially believed to be a minor issue. It was anything but minor however, and kept him out for the remainder of the campaign.
Following an extensive summer break, the 24-year-old was still unable to resume full training, with the injury starting to become rather troublesome.
Welbeck – who is one of our most expensive ever signings – is another player capable of playing across the forward line, but his desire to play as our centre-forward has been well documented.
“I prefer to play as a centre-forward,” he told reporters shortly after his arrival (via Sky Sports).
The fact that we have a number of players fighting for one position can be viewed as strength in depth, or, rather worryingly, a lack of quality and an inability to name a top class striker.
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Theo Walcott was given the nod by Arsene Wenger to lead the line against Chelsea, and while he failed to make a telling impact, we could benefit from seeing him continue in that role.
Welbeck will certainly be hoping to get up to speed swiftly and throw his name into the hat as a potential contender for the centre-forward role.