After the 0-0 draw with Liverpool on Monday night Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger had some good news in his post-match press conference.
It’s safe to say Arsenal are lacking a bit of dynamism in the final third, and the long lay-off of England striker Danny Welbeck may finally be coming to an end.
Welbeck hasn’t played since April and was ‘doubtful’ for the FA Cup Final. The game at Wembley was, of course, back in May so it’s baffling that an injury which had him called doubtful then still sees him out of action as we approach September.
There has been some mystery about Welbeck’s bruised bone issue, but Wenger finally suggested good news is on the horizon.
“After the international break, if all goes well, he can come back,” the Arsenal manager told the press.
With his power and pace, Welbeck is a forward option combining the traits of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott and could be the infamous ‘like a new signing’ we have returning from injury at the close of every transfer window.
If Welbeck is fit Arsenal arguably don’t need another striker. He can also play wide, which is a huge benefit to the team, and while possibly causing a selection headache will give Arsène Wenger a much more rounded attacking option to turn to, and that can only be a good thing.