Danny Welbeck’s recovery is apparently ahead of schedule and he could return as soon as January.
It’s being a long slog and I image a mentally draining five months for the former Manchester United striker, who had only just returned from a lengthy stint on the sidelines a few months earlier. He went down late in our 2-2 draw away to Manchester City, our penultimate match, and when we heard it was his knee, we knew it wasn’t good.
Fortunately, according to Arsene Wenger, Welbz is due to start jogging again in two weeks and could return in January.
Wenger says Danny Welbeck is "ahead of schedule" and is set to start running again in two weeks. Could be back playing in January.
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) October 21, 2016
Although we’re not having a hard time scoring at the moment, having another option is a huge advantage and him being back in the squad could be huge.
Although Wenger isn’t known for rushing his players – particularly the injury-prone ones – back to action these days, I imagine he’ll be even more cautious with this one. Therefore, the fact that he’s so optimistic over his return is reason enough to believe that everything’s going very well.
Nice one, Welbz. Hope to see you soon.