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

Nick Akerman@NakermanFeatured ColumnistDecember 30, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03:  Danny Welbeck of Arsenal uring the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on December 3, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Danny Welbeck is making his return to the Arsenal lineup after a thigh injury that kept him out for several matches.

Continue for updates.


Welbeck Starts vs. Tottenham

Saturday, Feb. 7

Acccording to Arsenal's official Twitter feed, Welbeck is replacing Theo Walcott in the starting lineup on Saturday.

Arsene Wenger announced Thursday that Welbeck would return to the squad for the team's match against Tottenham on Feb. 7.

On Jan. 30, Arsene Wenger stated when fans could expect to see him return, courtesy of Arsenal's official Twitter feed.


Welbeck Suffers Thigh Injury

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck missed the club's trip to Southampton in the Premier League after picking up a thigh injury.

The north London club provided information on the former Manchester United man's woes:

Welbeck has worked hard for the Gunners this season, as many would have expected after his industrious beginning to professional life with the Red Devils. Just like Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes, Arsene Wenger relies on the Englishman to fulfill a number of roles in the Arsenal setup.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03:  Danny Welbeck of Arsenal shoots at goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on December 3, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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He can often be seen switching between a traditional striker's role and stint on the left-wing. Although the latter task frustrated him at Old Trafford, Welbeck's positional discipline often makes him extremely useful on the flank.

The 24-year-old isn't a prolific goalscorer when starting up top—scoring four in 16 Premier League games this season, per WhoScored.com—but possesses the determination and energy to significantly improve Arsenal's output.

Wenger loses an injection of pace without Welbeck in the team and will be hoping to have his responsible star back soon.