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It’s dat guy! Welbeck steps up comeback from injury hell as he joins in Arsenal training

Date Posted,December 28, 2016

Danny Welbeck continues to step up his comeback from injury as he trained with Arsenal ahead of their New Year’s Day clash with Crystal Palace.

The England international has been out with a knee injury since May and returned to training last Friday.

The 26-year-old participated on Wednesday with those who did not start in the Boxing Day victory over West Brom.

A return to match action is unclear, with Arsene Wenger remaining cautious about the player’s comeback last week.

“Of course it’s fantastic because for him it’s like starting a new career, because he has been out for such a long time,” Wenger remarked.

Welbeck was a full participant in training once again (Photo: Arsenal FC via Getty)
Danny Welbeck
Welbeck laughs after falling over (Photo: Arsenal FC via Getty)
Nacho Monreal, Aaron Ramsey, Lucas Perez, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Emiliano Martinez and Ben Sheaf
Nacho Monreal, Aaron Ramsey, Lucas Perez, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Emiliano Martinez and Ben Sheaf (Photo: Arsenal FC via Getty)
Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger looks on at training (Photo: Arsenal FC via Getty)

“But I’m a bit cautious with the little setbacks you have when you have been out for a long time. You have to be patient. Welbeck will need some time.”

Wenger has tended to allow for three to four weeks of full training for long-term absentees before deeming them match fit, which means Wenger will need to wait a little longer.

Ben Sheaf and Danny Welbec
Welbeck looked sharp in training (Photo: Arsenal FC via Getty)
Danny Welbeck and Jeff Reine-Adelaide
Welbeck takes on Reine-Adelaide (Photo: Arsenal FC via Getty)
Nacho Monreal and Lucas Perez
Monreal defends against Perez (Photo: Arsenal FC via Getty)

Though Welbeck is ahead of the curve, Swansea away on January 14 seems like the earliest point of return.

The former Man United star’s pace and power could compliment the Gunners’ front three with the left-wing berth opening up.

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