Arsene Wenger has revealed that Danny Welbeck is currently ahead of schedule and will be available for selection on Saturday.
Wenger has revealed that Welbz could make his return from injury against Watford on Saturday, saying, “He is available for selection again. He is a bit quicker than expected.”
The striker was subbed off during Arsenal’s 0-0 draw away to Chelsea on 17 September and it was later confirmed to be a groin injury. The 26-year-old has missed six matches (27 days) and wasn’t available for England’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Welbz will be hoping to get straight back into Arsenal’s starting line-up although Wenger will probably be a little cautious with him for one or two games given his injury history, especially as he’s recovered quicker than expected.
Before his injury, the former Manchester United ace made five Premier League starts, scoring three and assisting once. He’d already beaten his tally for last term. Therefore, the striker will want to hit the ground running and continue with his successful season.
The Gunners face Watford away on Saturday evening off the back of another win over Brighton. Wenger’s side have managed to work their way up from 12th to fifth in the table and they need to be picking up these relatively straight-forward wins on the road.
Saying this, the Hornets have proven far from straight-forward in the past. Last time we met, they won 2-1 at the Emirates.