Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is back running and training with the ball again in Dubai, as he continues his recovery from injury.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal stands over Danny Welbeck of Arsenal as he is injured during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Sporting Lisbon at Emirates Stadium on November 08, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal stands over Danny Welbeck of Arsenal as he is injured during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Sporting Lisbon at Emirates Stadium on November 08, 2018, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

In Arsenal’s latest set of training photos, Welbeck can be seen out running and passing the ball, marking another positive step in his rehabilitation. The striker isn’t taking part in full squad training sessions just yet, but the fact he’s back doing ball work suggests he could well make a return before the end of the season.

Welbeck last featured for Arsenal back in November, during a Europa League group stage match against Sporting CP. Unfortunately, his ankle injury that day came with other complications that required a couple of surgeries and an extended absence.

It was a real shame, as the striker was stepping up to the challenge Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were providing him with. He had five goals and an assist in just 604 minutes before the injury, which isn’t bad going at all.

Crucially, he also provides something different from the other two centre-forwards. He’s a physical player who is good in the air, whilst Lacazette and Aubameyang haven’t scored a headed goal all season. Let’s hope the Englishman has one Leicester-type moment in him before the campaign is over.

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