Surgery rules Welbeck out for months

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Arsenal have confirmed that Danny Welbeck has undergone surgery on his knee after his long-term injury problem reacted badly to an increased training regime.

The striker hasn’t featured for the Gunners since the draw with Chelsea on 26 April and had been expected to return after the international break.

A statement on Arsenal.com reads: “The striker has been working throughout the summer to recover from the injury sustained at the end of April.

“It had been hoped he would avoid surgery but after increasing his training workload, the injury to his cartilage did not respond as well as hoped and the decision was taken last week for him to undergo surgery by a leading specialist in the field.

“Danny is now expected to be out for a period of months and everyone at Arsenal wishes him well.”

In light of the failure to add to our attacking options during the transfer window this news comes as a serious blow. We wish Danny the best of luck in his recovery, he’ll no doubt be looking to get back to action after Christmas to give himself a chance of playing for England at Euro 2016.

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