Danny Welbeck is in the travelling squad for Wednesday’s Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku.
The striker was with the group that set off for Baku today, having not played a minute of competitive action since suffering a broken ankle in the group stage game against Sporting on November 8th.
It’s a boost for Unai Emery to have the experienced England international – more than likely from the bench – as another attacking option. Arsenal are of course without Henrikh Mkhitaryan who won’t be available due to the tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan ruled him out.
The head coach can choose 12 substitutes for the game, so there’s plenty of room for Welbeck, and exciting young talents Bukayo Saka and Xavier Amaechi have also made the trip.
The Gunners are heading out early to prepare with two days of training in Baku before the crunch showdown on Wednesday night.