At the request of the club, Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck sat out of England training on Monday.

After 10 months injured, the striker has been in the Arsenal side fairly regularly over the course of the last month and shown superb form, scoring three times in the Premier League and once in the FA Cup.

That form was enough to earn an England recall, but it is clear Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson will be careful with a player he will desperately want to take to the European Championships in the summer.

Hodgson said last week that he and Arsène Wenger have been speaking regularly about the Gunners eligible to play for England and the two reached an agreement that Welbeck wouldn’t train on Monday according to Henry Winter.

We can assume that means we won’t see the 25-year-old in both of England’s friendlies over the course of the next week. Wenger himself has already admitted that Welbeck isn’t completely fit and has been pushed by playing plenty for Arsenal in recent weeks so it’s no shock to see Hodgson acting cautiously with the forward.

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Hopefully he performs well for England when given his chance before returning to Arsenal fully fit in around a week.