Sunday, June 16, 2024

Wenger: Arsenal devastated by Danny woe

A visibly upset Arsene Wenger says everyone at Arsenal is devastated by the news that Danny Welbeck has suffered another serious knee injury.

The England international was yesterday ruled out for up to nine months after undergoing surgery on the right knee he damaged against Manchester City on Sunday.

The injury, which comes 87 days after making his comeback from a previous knee problem, also rules the 25-year-old out of England’s Euro 2016 campaign.

“We’re all devastated, and Danny even more so,” Wenger told Arsenal Player.

“We can only feel sad and support Danny now in order to get him back.It was basically from an anonymous tackle. The difference between the tackle and the severity of the injury is baffling. We don’t understand that but we have to accept the verdict and we have to live with it.

“It was basically from an anonymous tackle. The difference between the tackle and the severity of the injury is baffling. We don’t understand that but we have to accept the verdict and we have to live with it.

“Danny has to deal with it, unfortunately. We just have to give him the maximum support we can and show him that we trust he can come back.”

The boss also made clear that nobody is to blame for the injury. Not himself, not his medical team, nor Bacary Sagna, with whom Welbeck collided.

“He scored goals and when he came on he had an impact,” continued Wenger.

“I pushed him in and out of the team because I knew he’d been out for a year. Sometimes for the big games I kept him out to recover from the efforts he has made.

“Sometimes people accused me of being too cautious but I knew that he did not play for a year and the intensity of the Premier League is so exceptional that you have to be cautious. The injury was accidental. I don’t think there’s anyone to blame, not our opponents or medical staff. It was completely an accident.”

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“It was basically from an anonymous tackle. The difference between the tackle and the severity of the injury is baffling. We don’t understand that but we have to accept the verdict and we have to live with it.”

I used to be an adventurer like you, but then I took an arrow to the knee, no? 🙂


Time and a place, mate


That’s a dated reference


Genuinely so gutted that he is out again. You’ve got to give him credit for coming back from his last injury and having such an impact on our season. Its such a shame that his goal at home against Leicester didn’t mean more; hopefully when he comes back next season it wont be in vein, and any input he can give the team will actually contribute to a league title or some sort of silverware. I’d also like to add, I know that people dislike Arsene, but it was very humbling to see him as upset as he was, he… Read more »


The injury, while tragic, isn’t the worry. His rehabilitation is. For 9 months read a year and a half.

Wasn’t this the manager that told us in August, this season, that Rosicky was 3 to 4 weeks from returning….9 months later still no sight of him.


i blame that cnut John Terry

Man Manny

I’d like to know why Arsene is really upset about Welbeck’s injury. The cynic in me thinks it’s because he has no place to hide anymore and has to go out and look for a striker. I remember last season; the full extent of Welbeck’s injury came out a day after the transfer window closed! Or maybe he is genuinely sad about him missing the euros. Whatever, I am glad that he has no excuse to give for not signing that quality striker everybody knows we need. I just noticed that Arsenal is the only team in the top 4… Read more »

Niall Shannon

I just think he is genuinely sad since it’s hard not to feel for a player who has worked so hard to come back and get into a position where he is back on the team sheet after being out so long last time. To have it happen again to him is just cruel.


It would be a real breath of fresh air if just for once we could have a post about a serious injury be about wishing the player well and not just turn it into an endless rant about Wenger and signings.

Every fucking other article on the news blog goes that way already. Isn’t that enough to get the point across? Just say it in one of those.

Happy underdog and tattoos

It would be a breath of fresh air to know what causes these injuries so we can have some closure and peace (knowing we can avoid it next time) when we say get well soon.


Unexpected lateral force at a level beyond the resistance capabilities of the cartilage.


If the original comment wasn’t good enough for some (5 thumbs down) then the rejoinder seals it!

chapeau, sir. chapeau B¬)

Tony Hall

I think he is genuinely sad and I also think that perhaps this summer things are going to be a bit different if the reports about Granit Xhaka are correct. It would seem a first bid was turned down and instead of farting about or looking elsewhere AW upped his bid to what the club wanted. This is not the AW we are used to …
I would like to think he has realised the error of past seasons transfer windows but the cynic in me …
We shall just have to wait and see

La Pulgita

I think Arsene is grooming Henry to be his replacement, hence the fast track to coaching badges and stuff instead of continuing as a pundit. I also think he wants to leave the club in the best standing to make it easier for Henry. i swear I remember reading an article that last summer we finished paying off all the payments on past transfers so I think this summer we will spend more than usual to leave Henry with a strong team and relatively small debt.


Wait till it actually happens, by my count we signed Higuain 5 or 6 times that one summer and we all know how that turned out.

Nasri's missing chinbone

Too far. You really believe Arsene is that conceited? I think you’re the twisted one here I’m afraid

Perry S.

Arsene is a good man and he’s genuinely upset for the kid. End of.


That’s a shit thing to say and you should be ashamed of yourself.


Giroud 21 goals

Arsene-al fan

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer’s gone, and all the flowers are dying
‘Tis you, ’tis you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow
Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow
‘Tis I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

Jimmy's a Rimmer

And yet we are still in the top 3 at this point.


Gutted for Welbeck. Have to agree with the boss or Mr.Asene as I have begun to refer to him now days.

Up the arse

Poor guy is the new Diaby! At least when he comes back into the team it will be like signing a new striker as, you know, we won’t actually sign a new striker.


Not like Diaby at all. Diaby had a million muscle injuries. Danny has had horrible luck with two impact injuries.

Up the arse

I wasn’t referring to the type of injury. Just he seems to be prone to them. You’ll be saying Diaby wasn’t injury prone next.


Getting two injuries which keep you out for a long period of time isn’t being injury prone, as the comment above yours says, horrible luck with two impact injuries

John 'John Radford' Radford

Look at Danny’s tackle on Sagna – he challenges with his wrong foot. It was supposed to be a left-footed tackle not a right-footed effort. Result: damaged knee. Same as Ledley’s injury for Palace – he goes in with his wrong foot which is at the wrong angle and pays the penalty on impact.

Does nobody coach tackling any more????

So avoidable and soooo sad. GWS Danny.


Go ahead and show your devasation in the transfer market cmonsieur wenger, et sole temps sils vous plez!!




The prospect of going into the new season with Giroud and Sanogo as our strikers…


If he does sign s striker he better have serious pace. Worst thing is we’ll probably hanging on to that waste of space giroud now. God it gets worse every year

Mississippi Gunner

Shad will get him back to us good as new. Best of luck Danny. Can’t wait to see you score a hattrick against Man U, in which the first two times you respectfully restrain your celebrations, then on the third you can no longer contain your love for Arsenal and go absolutely mental


” I don’t think there’s anyone to blame, not our opponents or medical staff. It was completely an accident.”
And what about fans? No?


Sooner or later Wenger and co. will have to consider how this affects his summer transfer plans. Welbeck was a first team option as either a centre forward or on either wing. But for now all we should be thinking about is Wellbz and how he must be feeling. Get well soon.

Man Manny

A thousand apologies. The pain of this season is still fresh I guess. I really had high hopes; especially after beating Leicester City in February. I wasn’t my intention to be mean on Arsene. It’s the frustration really.


Yeah, the frustration is fresh for me too. Didn’t mean to get snappy amigo.



Gutted for the lad… just thinking back to that last minute winner against Leicester…. great moment. Get well soon Danny.


Also feel for him. Devastating. Hope he comes back better and sttonger. Was skeptical when we signed him, but he has won me over with his hard work and great attitude.

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