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03rd Sep 2015

Arsenal fans react to news of striker’s knee surgery

Oh Danny boy...

Kevin Beirne

Arsenal’s summer just keeps getting worse with the news that striker Danny Welbeck is to be out for “a period of months” after undergoing surgery on his left knee.

Welbeck has not played for Arsenal since injuring his knee at the end of April, and it appears the England international could miss as much as a year in total with this latest setback.

In a club statement, Arsenal said: ‘It had been hoped he would avoid surgery but after increasing his training workload, the injury to his cartilage did not respond as well as hoped and the decision was taken last week for him to undergo surgery by a leading specialist in the field.’

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Unsurprisingly, Arsenal fans are unhappy with the news – especially as it has been announced just two days after the Gunners allowed the transfer window to shut without signing a new striker.

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While this tweet from a year ago seems as relevant as ever…