Danny Welbeck has revealed when he expects to return to action with Arsenal.
The versatile 24 year old forward has been injured since the end of last season, and doesn’t expect to be back available until 2016. He told press:
“It’s difficult to put an exact date on it, around the New Year,” he told The National when asked about a return date.
“After I had the operation I was in a leg brace for about four weeks, which wasn’t easy. I had to do a lot of machine work, about six hours a day.
Realistically, with the amount of time that Welbeck has been out for, he is unlikely to feature much this season. If you look at Theo Walcott last season, he barely managed to get a start before the season finished, despite officially returning in January.
“It’s good to finally be out of the brace now and walking. It feels like I’m getting that little bit closer to getting back out on the pitch.” Welbeck continued.
“It’s frustrating being on the sidelines and watching in – you feel kind of helpless. But you just have to keep motivated.
“Obviously there’s some days when you just want to be back out there playing, but it’s a process and something that I’ve learnt to deal with in time. But it’s hard.”