It wouldn’t be unfair to say that Danny Welbeck’s arrival at Arsenal late in the summer transfer window of 2014 failed to set pulses racing. He had been allowed to leave by Manchester United despite having been practically raised by the club, and manager Louis Van Gaal’s dismissive assessment of the then 23-year-old was acerbic: … Continue reading Fond farewell: An ode to Danny Welbeck as Arsenal confirm his release
Injured duo Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding shared some encouraging updates from the gym today (Tuesday) as they continue on the long road to recovery. Welbeck suffered a nasty injury to his right ankle in a Europa League clash with Sporting Lisbon in November, while Holding suffered a cruciate ligament injury to his knee against … Continue reading Injured Arsenal pair share updates from the gym as they bid to regain fitness
The Unai Emery express continued to gather pace on Thursday night as victory at Sporting Lisbon took the Spaniard’s winning run to 11 matches. A fairly straightforward win was made a touch more impressive when weighed against the fact that Lisbon haven’t lost at home this year. Given their level of performance, that may come … Continue reading Sporting Lisbon 0 Arsenal 1: Gunners look comfortable in Portuguese stroll
Quite why it took a series of setbacks to provoke Arsenal into action is anyone’s guess but provoked they were as they outscored an irritating Southampton side to take all three points at the Emirates on Sunday. After a truly woeful opening 20 minutes or so, Arsenal again found themselves behind as Saints’ greater industry … Continue reading Tepid Arsenal turn up the temperature to get the job done against Southampton side
Thursday night’s trip to the deepest, darkest, most frozen corner of Sweden does little but fill me with a sense of foreboding, particularly with an Arsenal side as fragile as this one. Away from home this season, the Gunners have folded up at the merest hint of pressure and this Europa League tie, with a … Continue reading Gunners must look to blast out of the blocks against plucky Ostersund
‘Meh’ is about as appropriate an expression as can be used to sum up the reaction after Arsenal’s cakewalk against Bournemouth on Saturday. ‘Meh’ because we knew it was perfectly possible that we might make the Cherries look absolutely rank, and ‘meh’ because victory really didn’t act as any sort of salve to the woes … Continue reading Mood stays sombre despite Arsenal’s comfortable win over Bournemouth
After a lengthy spell out on the sidelines, Danny Welbeck is at last set to rejoin first team training – but where does the striker fit into the squad and Arsene Wenger’s plans? Danny has been out since April, when he suffered a knee injury in the penultimate game of the league season, a second … Continue reading Where does soon-to-return Danny Welbeck fit into this Arsenal squad?
You can’t help but feel for Danny Welbeck. But for a rotten piece of luck, I feel sure he would making the trip across to France for this summer’s European Championships with a few valuable months of football under his belt and ready to do a pretty useful job for the Three Lions. As it … Continue reading Arsenal must move quickly in light of injury to Danny Welbeck