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.
He said: “He’s progressing very well. He is working and starting to touch the ball and to work on the pitch. His progress with such a big injury is going very well. It’s difficult for him to play matches this season but he is progressing very well and maybe the doctor will tell us he can come train with us in the last weeks of this season.After, his individual thing is to speak with the club (about his future).”
“Welbeck has suffered three long-term injuries at the north London club and that has ruled him out for the season on each occasion“. As such, the board are likely to hold concerns over another recurrence in the future, and it remains to be seen whether “they are prepared to“ renew his contract beyond the ongoing campaign.
Should that not be the case, Welbeck could receive offers from other Premier League clubs including Everton and West Ham United. The duo are on the search for an experienced frontman to add to their ranks during the summer, and Welbeck should be an attractive option, considering he would be available on a free.