Arsenal: striker out until Christmas
Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has had knee surgery. He won’t play again until Christmas, says the BBC.
The Gunners are the only club from the top five European leagues not to sign an outfield player during the summer. Rumours were that they would buy a striker on deadline day – as they had bought Welbeck from Manchester United a year ago. They didn’t.
And just two days after the transfer window shut, Arsenal admit they are a striker down.
The Arsenal Supporters’ Trust are unhappy:
“No-one wants Arsenal to buy players just for the sake of it, but we do want to see the money being invested to make the club stronger.”
Arsenal issue a statement:
Danny Welbeck has undergone surgery on his left knee after being unable to sufficiently step up his rehabilitation work. The striker has been working throughout the summer to recover from the injury sustained at the end of April.
Surgery in April would have been a better idea, no?
It had been hoped he would avoid surgery but after increasing his training workload, the injury to his cartilage did not respond as well as hoped and the decision was taken last week for him to undergo surgery by a leading specialist in the field. Danny is now expected to be out for a period of months and everyone at Arsenal wishes him well.
Miserable news and vague.
Arsenal: every year they leave you wanting more.