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We were all waiting to find out the details of Danny Welbeck’s knee injury, and it’s now been confirmed by Arsenal that he’ll be out for nine months following surgery.
The former Manchester United man has been struggling with a knee injury since April 2015, missing the end of last season and most of this one as a result. He’s once again in a similar position, with an injury sustained against Manchester City proving to be worse than first thought.
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The player himself is remaining positive despite the injury, insisting that he’ll be back stronger than ever.
I will be back stronger! 🏾 pic.twitter.com/ueLNSfHxZl
— Danny Welbeck (@DannyWelbeck) May 11, 2016
Welbeck picked up the injury when he collided with former Gunner Bacary Sagna, twisting his knee awkwardly as he went over. He attempted to walk it off, but after a quick once over from the club doctor he was forced off.
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Right from the get go the prognosis was not a good one, and it seemed likely that he’d miss at the very least the Euros this summer, and potentially the start of next season. With a scan undergone and surgery finished though, it’s now been confirmed that he will miss nine months, putting him out of action until the start of 2017 at the earliest.
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It’s hugely disappointing to lose the 25-year-old for so long, as he’s proven himself an excellent squad player since arriving from Old Trafford. Hopefully this news will force Arsene Wenger into action this summer in the transfer market, and the Frenchman will see just how serious our need for attacking reinforcements are. We already needed a striker signing before Welbeck’s injury, and if we don’t bring someone to the club after this revelation then we’ll be in serious trouble.