Danny Welbeck contract situation: The Gunners have now taken a decision on the English international’s future at the club.
Danny Welbeck suffered a severe ankle injury during the Europa League game against Sporting Lisbon last month. The striker underwent two successful operations and is currently under rehabilitation.
Arsenal, meanwhile, continued on their impressive run as they beat Tottenham in season’s first North London derby on Sunday. After being 1-2 down at halftime, Arsenal made a spirited comeback to beat Pochettino’s side 4-2.
Since being injured, Welbeck has been frequently updating the fans about his recovery process on his social channels.
The English international had been impressive as a squad player for Unai Emery this season, and it came as a blow for the head coach. However, it seems like Arsenal have now taken a decision on Welbeck’s future.
Danny Welbeck contract situation:
Danny Welbeck joined Arsenal from Manchester United in 2014 on a five-year contract, which is set to expire next year. Times have now reported that Arsenal have decided not to offer him a new deal, but will help him with the recovery process.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 5, 2018
Earlier, the talks between Arsenal and midfielder Aaron Ramsey broke down, and as of now, the Welshman will leave the club for free at the end of the season.
Danny Welbeck set to leave for free in the summer as he will not be offered a new deal.
Sad way out if he doesn't kick a ball again this season but allows the likes of Nelson, Eddie and ESR more mins and frees up wages. Another big decision from the new structure. #AFC pic.twitter.com/FO2hn8zZOf
— Gunners.com (@Gunnersc0m) December 5, 2018
Danny Welbeck has had his moments in the Arsenal shirt, but his career at the club has been fairly inconsistent. Arsenal dealt with similar situations in the past, when they helped in the rehabilitation processes for Abou Diaby and Santi Cazorla, before parting ways with the duo.
It's being reported that Danny Welbeck will leave Arsenal when his contract expires at the end of the season. His goal against Manchester United the season he joined us is still one of my favourite moments ever as an Arsenal fan. pic.twitter.com/DKkEqIfGkO
— Dylan Walsh (@dylanwalsh_) December 5, 2018
The English striker is set to add to the list.
“Arsenal are supporting Welbeck through his rehabilitation and are hopeful that he will be fit enough to return before the end of the campaign,” Times writes. “They are not prepared to offer him a new contract as an incentive, as they have done in the past to injured players such as Santi Cazorla and Abou Diaby,” the report adds.
— Gurjit (@GurjitAFC) December 5, 2018
Arsenal will face Manchester United in the mid-week clash later tonight. The Gunners entered top-4 after the game against Tottenham last weekend, and will aim to maintain their unbeaten run as they meet Mourinho’s side at Old Trafford.