Danny Welbeck Injury: Updates on Arsenal Star's Knee and Return

Matt Jones@@MattJFootballFeatured Columnist

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 09:  Matchwinning goal scorer Danny Welbeck of Arsenal applauds the travelling fans following their team's 2-1 victory during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on March 9, 2015 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck missed over half of the 2015-16 Premier League season with a knee injury, but is now fit to boost the Gunners' title charge.

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Welbeck Back vs. Leicester

Sunday, Feb. 14

The England forward came off the bench in the 83rd minute to score the winner in Arsenal's top-of-the-table showdown with Leicester City.

Much to Prove for Returning Welbeck

Since making the move from Manchester United to north London in the summer of 2014, Welbeck has had a frustrating time of things.

With Olivier Giroud injured at the start of the 2014-15 season, Welbeck was given a prolonged run in his preferred centre-forward position. But injury problems conspired against the striker, and when both he and the Frenchman were fit, Arsene Wenger typically opted for the rounded abilities of Giroud at the point of the attack.

As we can see here, courtesy of Squawka, the result wasn't a particularly prosperous goal return for Welbeck in the Premier League:

At his best, Welbeck is a dangerous, altruistic and versatile forward who Wenger can deploy in a plethora of different roles. As Sunday's clash with Leicester proved, his availability can only aid Arsenal's bid for silverware.

However, he must improve his fitness record, otherwise he’ll ultimately be deemed a flop by those associated with the Gunners.