In light of recent speculations that Danny Welbeck will be out till 2016 after being ruled out for six months, Arsenal have countered this rumours maintaining hope that the English striker will return to the Arsenal squad before the year runs out. After what looked like the Arsenal striker was due for a return to the Gunners side, a surgery undertaken by Welbeck on his injured knee showed the Arsenal striker is still a long way from making a return back to the Arsenal side.
The ex Manchester United player sustained an injury to his left knee and has not featured for Arsenal since April. However, England manager Roy Hodgson is far from being optimistic about Welbeck’s return stating that “Well, Welbeck bothers me now,“He has already been out for me since March and for Arsenal since April, so that’s over four months. And now I hear it’s another six months.”
This statement will clearly put Danny Welbeck’s bid to play Euros for England in great jeopardy. Nevertheless, contrary to Hodgson comments, Arsenal are reportedly of the believe that Danny Welbeck will be making his return to the squad by December.
The comments made by Roy Hodgson seems to have been mis-interpreted as he could have been referring to the length of time before Welbeck plays his next available International match which is on the 26th of March i.e after their matches this year, the Three Lions are not scheduled for any match till March 26th. Roy Hodgson will be looking to take a fully fit and cohesive squad to the Euros next year and with the Three Lions expected to play just 4 friendlies before the Euros, Welbeck faces an uphill task to make the England team.