Danny Welbeck becomes latest injury woe for plagued Arsenal

Striker will be out for months after undergoing surgery

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Danny Welbeck will be out for a “period of months” adding to Arsenal’s injury woes over the last few seasons.

It seems that Arsenal never have a fully fit squad, with long term injuries being a far too regular occurrence for the Gunners.

After being the only European club not to sign an outfield player in the transfer window, despite Arsenal fans crying out for a new striker, Welbeck’s absence will really hurt the Gunners.

The England striker joins compatriot Jack Wilshere on the side-lines, as well as Thomas Rosicky

Last season, Arsenal had a total of 66 separate injuries over the campaign, putting them second in the injury table and damaging their bid for success once again.

When you compare this to the 42 injuries that Chelsea suffered, there appears to be an obvious problem.

 

 

 

Injuries to key players have cost Arsenal for years, with star players suffering injuries all too regularly.

Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott, Mikel Arteta, Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have all suffered long term injuries in the past few seasons and the Arsenal squad hasn’t been able to cope.

Laurent Koscielny has a recurring Achilles injury which is a real worry for the Gunners and Abou Diaby’s problems during the time he played at the Emirates is only too well documented.

It always seems Arsenal are one or two injuries away from disaster, and the injury to Danny Welbeck leaves Arsenal with only Olivier Giroud as a natural striking option.

Theo Walcott hasn’t performed consistently upfront when given his chance, making the decision not to sign a new striker baffling when considering Welbeck’s injury.

Arsene Wenger said that Welbeck was “progressing well” and “would be back after the International break” last Thursday. It seems the Arsenal manager may have been referring to the International break in March 2016.

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