Danny Welbeck could in in line for a new Arsenal contract – despite not having played for the club since last year.
The 28-year old broke his ankle playing in the Europa League at home to Sporting Lisbon in November, and, with the forward out of contact in June, many supporters feared that would be the last time he wore an Arsenal shirt in earnest.
Very much back-up to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexander Lacazette in North London, it was widely expected that Welbeck would be allowed to leave the club at the end of the season, with no indications of a new contract on offer.
However, there appears to have been a change of mind at The Emirates, with suggestions that he could yet be offered a new deal, in part because manager Unai Emery has become converted to the idea of having English players in his team.
Welbeck went on the club’s mid-season tour to Dubai but, despite pictures showing the forward sprinting in training during the trip, he is not thought likely to be fit enough to play again this season.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.