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Danny Welbeck

24-Year-Old Forward     Arsenal  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Thigh    EST. RETURN:  2/7/2015
Birthdate:  November 26, 1990    Birthplace:  Longsight, England
Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 0"    Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed with Arsenal in September 2014 after transferring from Manchester United.

January 29, 2015    Danny Welbeck News

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Manager Arsene Wenger said Friday that Welbeck is close to a return from this thigh injury, and that he will feature against Spurs on Feb. 7. "He is very close," Wenger said. "He is really, really, really nearly there. He will be available for the Tottenham game."

Given the timeline, Welbeck will not play Sunday against Aston Villa, leaving Olivier Giroud to continue to lead the line.

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Danny Welbeck: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

January 22, 2015

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Manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday that Welbeck (thigh) has yet to return fro full training and he will miss at least two more games.

Arsenal play Brighton in the FA Cup on Sunday before taking on Aston Villa on Feb. 1, which opens up the possibility that Welbeck could return Feb. 7 against Spurs. Olivier Giroud will continue to start up front.

January 15, 2015

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Manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday that Welbeck (thigh) is still not ready to play, implying he will miss Sunday's match at Manchester City.

Olivier Giroud will likely start up front as the lone striker against a solid City defense, with Welbeck's next opportunities to play coming Jan. 25 against Brighton in the FA Cup and Feb. 1 against Aston Villa in Premier League play.

January 9, 2015

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Manager Arsene Wenger said Friday that Welbeck (thigh) will not play Sunday against Stoke City, but he may return Jan. 18 against Manchester City.

Welbeck scored against West Ham in his last match, which came Dec. 28, though the key was that he was the lone striker up front, as Olivier Giroud was suspended. With the Frenchman now eligible, Welbeck will be pushed back out wide when he does return, a position that he is less comfortable playing.

December 31, 2014

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Welbeck is dealing with a thigh injury and will have a late fitness test ahead of Thursday's match against Southampton, the Daily Mail reports.

Welbeck has seven goals on the season and will be sorely missed if he's ultimately deemed unfit Thursday. He picked up the injury during Sunday's victory over West Ham and is now faced with a short recovery window with the compressed schedule. In his potential absence it's still unclear who exactly would jump into the starting XI, although Yaya Sanogo seems like a viable option if he can overcome his calf injury.

December 28, 2014

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Welbeck took three shots and scored a goal on his only shot on target during Arsenal's 2-1 win over West Ham at Upton Park on Sunday.

Welbeck started as the center forward in place of the suspended Olivier Giroud, a position he is much more comfortable playing. The goal was his first since Nov. 29 against West Brom, and with Giroud out for another two games, Welbeck is expected to continue to start up front.

December 6, 2014

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Welbeck was used as a substitute for Saturday's match against Stoke City and manager Arsene Wenger confirmed after the match that his striker is dealing with a groin injury.

Despite the issue, Welbeck could be back in the starting XI for Tuesday's Champions League match against Galatasaray, as Wenger confirmed that he will rest Alexis Sanchez.

November 29, 2014

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Welbeck's header at the 60th minute sparked Saturday's 1-0 victory at West Brom. Welbeck was considered questionable before the match; he's been dealing with a knee injury.

Welbeck played the entire match, which suggests he's 100 percent or very close to it. He has six goals since joining Arsenal, including three in Premier League play.