Arsene Wenger has provided a positive news on striker Danny Welbeck

Arsene Wenger has provided a positive news on striker Danny Welbeck, as he expects the England international to come back into the first-team reckoning within the next three or four weeks.

The former Manchester United forward has not played for the gunners this season due to a knee injury. Just before the end of 2015, Welbeck spoke in positive fashion about returning to the first-team. Even though the first month of 2016 is about to end, he is yet to come back. This has raised doubts about yet another injury prone player in the Arsenal team.

Over the years, Arsenal fans have become used to the likes of Abou Diaby, Jack Wilshere, and Tomas Rosicky continuously spending time on the sidelines rather than in the first-team. Welbeck was seen as a huge bargain at £ 16 million in the summer of 2014. However, he is yet to repay his transfer fee even though he played a small part in the club retaining the FA Cup last season. The major contribution from Welbeck has to come in the Premier league, which the club are leading by a two-point advantage. Wenger has been lucky enough to see Olivier Giroud avoid any major injuries, as the Frenchman is one of the last recognised top forwards in the squad.

“Sanchez is a bit short, but he is not far. I hope that he can get a persistent presence. We’re going into a run of games where we need everybody. Liverpool will come too soon. Maybe he will be back for Stoke (the following Sunday). Welbeck will be three to four weeks,” said the Frenchman ahead of the game against Liverpool. Arsenal’s opponents in the next match themselves are struggling with a lot of injuries, but Wenger expects a full strength team from Jurgen Klopp.