Arsenal & Danny Welbeck
The next few months could be some of the hardest Danny Welbeck has faced in his career.
Welbeck is now on the sidelines following a gruesome injury suffered against Sporting CP in the Europa League.
Welbeck snapped his ankle against the Portuguese side, and he’s since had two operations.
It’s highly doubtful that Welbeck will play for Arsenal again this season.
Perhaps the bigger question is whether Welbeck will ever play for Arsenal again?
The former Man United attacker is out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season.
Arsenal steer clear of showing loyalty to Welbeck
Welbeck is now looking at a difficult situation.
Prior to his injury, rumours were swirling about possible moves Welbeck could make to leave Arsenal.
However any such deals have surely been shelved following his terrible ankle break.
In return, Welbeck, who may have ongoing medical bills for some time, is facing being unemployed at the end of the season.
Should Arsenal show loyalty to Welbeck and offer the forward a new contract?
That issue is touched upon in the Times on Wednesday, as readers are told the following:
Welbeck, 27, is out of contract in seven months’ time and has not been offered a new deal.
In similar circumstances under Arsene Wenger, the former manager appeared to think that the club had a moral responsibility to extend the contract of a player who had lost out through injury.
Arsenal say that it is too early to make a decision about a contract but they have pledged their full support to Welbeck in his rehabilitation. “He knows he will get all of the support from the club,” Sanllehi said.
Should Arsenal feel compelled to offer Welbeck a new deal?
That issue was recently debated on BBC 5 Live radio.
Kieron Dyer – a man who knows everything there is to know about career threatening injuries – expressed his fears that Arsenal will show no loyalty to Welbeck in the long term.
Dyer commentated that “the injury is worrying for Welbeck as he was going to ‘do a Bosman’… Do Arsenal show some loyalty, or do Arsenal go ‘hand on a minute. You were about to do a Bosman – what loyalty were you showing to us?”
'The injury is worrying for Welbeck as he was going to 'do a Bosman'
Kieron Dyer says the #AFC striker wanted to leave as a free agent this summer, but now he risks to not find a club.
— BBC 5 Live Sport on BBC Sounds (@5liveSport) November 9, 2018