Unai Emery delivers update on Danny Welbeck’s injury

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said that Danny Welbeck has made good progress following a surgery on an ankle injury sustained during the first half of the season. The England international has been sidelined since breaking his ankle against Sporting Lisbon in October, but there remains hope that he could train with the first-team before the season concludes.

Speaking in a press conference, Emery indicated that the forward is progressing well following the surgery on the ankle and he could join his teammates in training before the end of the campaign. However, the Spanish tactician indicated that he can give no assurances regarding his future and the same needs to be sorted out with the club’s hierarchy.

ESPN Pundit reveals why Arsenal will miss out on the top four

ESPN pundit Steve Nicol has said that Arsenal could miss out on the top four of the Premier League this term despite possessing a friendlier scheduled when compared to their nearest rivals. The north London club secured a 2-0 triumph over Manchester United in the recent league meeting at the Emirates and this ensured that they leapfrogged the Red Devils to the fourth position in the standings.

Speaking on ESPN, Nicol said that Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United remain his picks to secure the third and fourth positions respectively despite the former going through a tough run of form. He added that the Gunners have been fortuitous with their wins this term and he does not trust them to make the top four with their vulnerable backline.

Danny Welbeck believes Arsenal will be winning trophies soon under Unai Emery

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck believes the Gunners will soon start winning trophies under the guidance of Unai Emery. The north London club have gone through a mixed campaign under the Spanish tactician but they are still in contention for the top four competing for potential silverware in the form of the Europa League.

Speaking to Sport 360, Welbeck spoke positively about the impact of Emery and suggested that the club are going through a transitional period where they are getting to adapt to the manager’s philosophy, he said: “It’s been positive. It’s a transitional period for the club with the new manager coming in. He has his ideas and what he wants to instil within the team.It’s something that as players, staff, fans, the whole club, we all have tobehind his ideas.”

David Ornstein suggests Arsenal are looking into Adrien Rabiot deal

BBC Sport reporter David Ornstein has revealed that Arsenal could make an approach to sign Adrien Rabiot at the conclusion of the ongoing campaign. The Frenchman had been touted as a probable target for Barcelona on a free transfer but the signing of Frenkie de Jong has seemingly ended their interest.

Speaking on Arsenal podcast Arsecast Extra, Ornstein has acknowledged that manager Unai Emery is after experienced players with whom he has previously worked. He added that this explains the transfer interest towards Paris Saint-Germain duo Christophe Nkunku and Rabiot with the latter’s contract due to expire at the end of the season.

BBC Sport reporter drops update on Aaron Ramsey’s future

BBC Sport reporter David Ornstein has suggested that Liverpool could enter the race to sign Aaron Ramsey with the Welshman said to favour the potential transfer. The Wales international has just six months remaining on his existing deal at Arsenal and they are indications that he will leave on a free transfer when the current season comes to a close.

Writing on BBC Sport, Ornstein revealed that Ramsey is certain to leave the Gunners on a Bosman after the club rescinded the contract offer on the table. He added that the Welshman fancies a potential switch to Anfield in the summer, although the possibilities are high that he would pursue a fresh challenge abroad.

TalkSPORT pundit backs Arsenal’s contract decision on Danny Welbeck

TalkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan believes Arsenal have done the right choice to decline contract extensions for Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck. The duo have just seven months remaining on their existing deals and reports have recently indicated that the club won’t hand renewals for either player.

Speaking on TalkSPORT, Jordan has backed the Gunners’ decision on the players and believes there is no means for compassion when it comes to the case of Welbeck, who has been sidelined with another season-ending injury, he said: “I just think this is a clearing of the guard. It’s a changing of order, new broom, sweep clean. The idea is that Ramsey and Welbeck are probably not players that Emery sees as part of the makeup of the team that he wants to build.

Arsenal chief acknowledges club’s transfer plans may change after Welbeck setback

Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi has acknowledged that the club could dip into the transfer market for a new marksman when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year. The Gunners recently witness Danny Welbeck sustain a serious ankle injury and this has left them with just two senior strikers in the form of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

Amidst this, there has been plenty of speculation regarding the pursuit of a new striker and Sanllehi has admitted that could become a possibility when the transfer window reopens, he told Sky Sports: “That is absolutely something unplanned. Yes, that makes you consider things. I am not saying that's a green light to go to the market but we have good players in the house also that may get further opportunities, like Eddie Nketiah for example. We need to see. We are in November, so it is a good time to start analysing what options we have in the market. We are not closing the door but it's still not the preferred one.”

Unai Emery confirms long-term absence of Danny Welbeck

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has confirmed that Danny Welbeck is expected to be sidelined for the long-term after undergoing a surgery on a broken ankle. The England international sustained the damage during the recent Europa League group stage game versus Sporting which ended in a 0-0 draw.

Speaking after the Gunners’ 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Emery confirmed that Welbeck has undergone a surgery on a broken ankle and he refused to give a potential timeline for the versatile forward to return, he said: “The ankle is broken, we will be without him for a long time.”
Meanwhile, Welbeck’s current contract is due to expire at the end of the season and when asked on the attacker’s future with the club, Emery deflected the question by suggesting that the club are more concerned about the injury suffered, he added: “The best thing for him now is to think about the person. He is a very good person, his commitment with us is a very big commitment. He helps us with his quality and capacity. This injury is very big for him, for us and for all people who like and love him as a person.”

Emery Explains Mesut Ozil’s Absence against Fulham

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has claimed that Mesut Ozil was unable to feature in the win over Fulham because of a back spasm that he suffered in the previous match. Ozil was expected to play a key role in Arsenal’s game against Fulham at Craven Cottage as he has been a regular under Emery so far this season. He has featured in six out of the seven league matches so far. The game against Fulham witnessed Emery naming Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi in the starting line-up in favour of Mesut Ozil. This turned out to be a major surprise even if Arsenal ended up winning the game with a huge 5-1 score.

However, Emery has confirmed that the absence of the former German international was in town to an injury sustained in the previous match. However, he expects Ozil to come back into the starting line-up just after the international break. Emery will have a lot of concerns about plenty of key players being unavailable for the upcoming round of fixtures, as the international break does provide a significant possibility of key players picking up injuries while playing for the national teams. Arsenal have been on a brilliant run of form that has seen them pick up nine consecutive wins.