Friday, March 1, 2024

Wenger confirms Welbeck setback

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Danny Welbeck’s injury problems are ongoing and that the forward won’t be returning to action in January as planned.

The England international has been out since April with bone bruising on his knee, and underwent surgery in September to help fix the problem. Unfortunately it seems there’s still some way go, and that the issue remains one of concern to the Arsenal medical staff.

“Unfortunately he was injured at the end of April,” said Wenger, “and we are now at the end of December and he is still not available because of a bone bruising.

“That has deteriorated and it is a big blow to us.Especially now we cannot rotate.”

So, it sounds as if things are getting worse, not better, and it remains to be seen if this will have an impact on any January transfer activity.

The Guardian article also suggests that Jack Wilshere could return towards the end of January after the initial prognosis was for a return in time for the festive fixtures. With Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla also sidelined, and Mikel Arteta in and out of fitness, the need for midfield recruitment is obvious.

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Tribute to Jimmy Hill, best thing he ever did:


We should be singing this tomorrow evening.


Seen as their own fans hate them, make a bid for Hazard (or even Fabregas), no?


I’d take Hazard for two reasons, it would kill the Chelsea fans to see him playing for us, and I think Arsene could get him back to his best.

As for Cesc, the greased up traitorous cunt can get fucked. He should go play for those Camel Jockeys with the rest of the Premier League mercenaries, Delph, Raheem, Nasri, Sagna.. or he could always go and get a game over in Turkey with that fucking Dutch cunt Van Perse-strings


I’ve never thought of myself as being bitter but really enjoying Cesc terrible season.

Mikel Artekkers

I wouldn’t put Cesc in the same class as Sagna. I always hated Cesc since he left for the way he forced the move. That’s not the kind of character we want back in the squad, and I’m sure that’s why Wenger didn’t bring him back.


Would love to have Hazard in our team. Very skilful player and still young.

As for Cesc, only if he is on some sort of blue cross sale equivalent.

Le Jim

We should bid high for Cesc, have them accept, hopefully get him to further burn his bridges at Chelsea, and get his hopes up of a liberation from that absolute shithole. Then agree very good personal terms.

Right before he signs, tear up the contract offer. Dick Law has to do something this January, right?


Go and buy Wanyama!


A setback? Well, I for one am SHOCKED!

Jack Wheelchair

Bone bruising?? Try a little arnica cream, for fuck sake. If this was 1975 he would have played 20 games this season!!


Thumbs up for the name mate.

Running Coqmentary

Not funny, but also quite funny.

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

How come bone bruising worse than bone breaking ?

Rip Van's Winkel

A bone can’t be bruised cos bones have no blood.
Must be a bruised boner.

He's got no hair but we don't care...

I’m pretty sure he didn’t have one major injury setback at manure but he joins us and BOOM!
Also, yet again Wenger teases us with the obvious saying “…especially now we cannot rotate”. OK, to me that kind of means we need to buy a player in January, even if it’s just a top, top and not a top, top, top.
Will he?…don’t be silly.

Lord Bendtner

Wel..I’m Beck!!
….no I’m not

Lord Bendtner

“Wel….Beck to the treatment room”

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