The England international is set for an extended spell on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on his knee last week, but is expected to return to action for the Gunners and Christmas as rumours that he could be out for six months have been dismissed.
Welbeck’s absence will be felt as the north London outfit are short of options to lead the line at the moment and one of those options is the Chilean superstar, who wished the ex-Manchester United striker a speedy recovery with a message on his official Instagram account.
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The Gunners are back in action on Saturday afternoon as they welcome Stoke City to the Emirates Stadium and the hosts will be looking for their first goals at home this season as they look to avoid losing more ground on current Premier League leaders Manchester City.