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'It's like a new career for Welbeck'

Not long now for Danny Welbeck.

The England international needed a lot of patience and hard graft to get through seven months on the sidelines, but the end of the road is in sight.

Welbeck last played on May 8 and has managed just 15 games in 20 months because of injury problems, but he returns to training ahead of our Boxing Day game against West Bromwich Albion.

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The old cliche that Welbeck would be “like a new signing” was rolled out at Arsene Wenger’s pre-match press conference, and understandably the boss will tread carefully.

“I’m cautious with Ramsey and even more with Welbeck, because Welbeck will need some time,” he said. “Friday is his first team training session.

“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.

"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.”

 

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