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The former Manchester United Danny Welbeck suffered a recurrence of the same injury that truncated his performances in the previous season, which was “understood to be bruising on the bone,” according to the Daily Mirror on July 8.
Per WhoScored.com, Welbeck made only 18 Premier League for Arsenal last season, bagging just four goals in the process.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has long coveted him to the role of a central striker, but when Olivier Giroud returned to full fitness last season, he often found himself shifted out to the flanks or left on the bench—as was often the case during his time at Old Trafford.
It’s now important that the England forward returns to full fitness in order to fill up the empty void in Gunners colours this season. He provides the club with a mobile option in advanced areas of the field, but the England man has to prove he can be a reliable goal scorer.
Much like fellow Arsenal forward Theo Walcott, Welbeck faces a battle against form, fitness and Arsenal’s other squad members to nail down the central role.