Danny Welbeck will reportedly return to training at Arsenal today, following a lengthy absence due to a knee injury.
This Wednesday marks over nine months since Welbeck has featured for the Gunners, with his last appearance coming in the 0-0 draw against Chelsea last April.
In his absence, Arsenal have performed strongly in a highly unpredictable season - they are currently third, three points off the top - with Welbeck set to return to the first team at some point during February.
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During his first season in north London, after signing from Manchester United, Welbeck endured a frustrating year, scoring only four league goals from 32 league appearances.
Though a Champions League hat-trick against Galatasary displayed the 25-year-old's promise, the England striker failed to usurp Olivier Giroud as Arsenal's starting forward.
Instead, Arsene Wenger often preferred to utilise Welbeck's pace and work-rate on the flanks - as England manager Roy Hodgson has often done in key international fixtures.
Giroud is currently enjoying his best season at Arsenal - the Frenchman has scored 19 goals for the Gunners in all competitions so far this season - and Welbeck will in all likelihood, be asked to play alongside the striker when he returns.
Arsenal have key fixtures against Leicester, Barcelona and a trip to Old Trafford during February and Wenger will be relieved to have Welbeck back amongst his options.
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