Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck could return from injury as soon as January, report the Express.
The striker suffered a serious knee injury in May which required surgery, but Wenger has claimed that he could be back earlier than expected: “He’s ahead of schedule and he’ll be back in January.”
The Express also report that Welbeck could be running within the next few weeks, but Wenger has insisted he will not rush the 25-year-old back into contention.
Welbeck’s return could be a huge boost for the Gunners, as last campaign he had a better minutes-per-goal ratio in the Premier League than both Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud. Welbeck averaged a goal every 145 minutes, Giroud every 152 minutes and Sanchez trailed behind scoring every 187 minutes.
The Arsenal faithful will no doubt be eagerly awaiting Welbeck’s return, so he can produce more moments like this.
— Dedas (@Dedas1399) May 28, 2016
His Arsenal career so far has been tainted by injury, but if Welbeck can stay fit his talents in front of goal will be of great benefit to his side. Former Manchester United prodigy Ravel Morrison said it best in February 2013 – Welbz is dat guy.