Welbeck: Time on the sidelines has been hard to take

Date published: Friday 11th December 2015 1:28

Danny Welbeck: Striker has not played for Arsenal since April

Danny Welbeck: Striker has not played for Arsenal since April

Danny Welbeck admits his spell on the sidelines at Arsenal has been difficult to deal with – but hopes to be “flying” when he makes his return from injury.

The England frontman had knee surgery in September but is not expected back until early 2016.

Welbeck has scored just four Premier League goals in 27 appearances for the Gunners since moving to the Emirates Stadium back in September 2014 but is trying to take the positives from his latest spell out.

“It is my first injury that has kept me out for so long. I had my operation and once that is sorted you can be out for a few more months,” Welbeck told the club’s official website.

“For the first month, in a leg brace, not being able to do anything, on a machine six hours a day, it was very difficult. But you have to try and see the positives.

“It is hard but you have to see the positive side and I have learnt a lot more being injured on how to look after your body and prevent injuries.

“I have to see the positive side and hopefully when I come back, I will be flying.”

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