Arsene Wenger says Danny Welbeck is a week away from joining full training.
The England international has been sidelined since May when he suffered significant cartilage damage in his right knee during the 2-2 draw with Manchester City and required surgery.
Welbeck’s current problem came just four months after his recovery from cruciate knee ligament damage in his left knee which had ruled him out for ten months until February.
Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s latest trip to the Etihad, Wenger revealed: “Danny Welbeck is one week away from completing normal training to be back in the squad. Of course, that will take some time as he’s not played for a long, long time.”
Arsenal’s under-23 side have three fixtures in January against Derby (6th), Southampton (16th) and Chelsea (27th). It’s possible Welbeck will feature in at least one of those games.