Arsene Wenger Wants Patient Approach with Danny Welbeck
Arsene Wenger has reiterated that patience will be the key with regard to Danny Welbeck, as the England striker attempts to make an injury comeback once again.
A £ 16 million acquisition from Manchester United in 2014, Welbeck has featured in less than 20 appearances over the last two seasons combined. This has resulted in various doubts about his future with the club. Just as he was making a comeback from a long-term injury last season, Welbeck suffered another major problem to his knee. As a result, he is yet to feature for Arsenal this season.
As the January transfer window approaches, Arsenal feel that the return of Welbeck could be like a new signing to the team. In the absence the England international, Arsenal have adapted themselves to play with a false nine like Alexis Sanchez. It has proven to be extremely successful, although there have been occasions when the presence of a proper striker made a difference like in the game against Manchester United when Oliver Giroud came off the bench to score the equaliser.
Welbeck has just joined in the training action and is expected to be back in the first-team reckoning over the next few weeks. Arsenal are expected to take his comeback slowly in order to avoid any issues cropping up once again.
"There's good news in that Welbeck will join in training today, for the first time having been out for a long time.I'm cautious with Ramsey but even more cautious with Welbeck because he'll need some time.Of course it's fantastic for him to be back, because for him it's like starting a new career because he's been out for such a long time. So we have to be patient. I don't know if Ramsey will be involved (against West Brom) but he's back in training today," said Wenger.