Arsenal flyer sidelined and will miss Barclays Asia Trophy

first_img1 Danny Welbeck England forward Danny Welbeck will not travel with Arsenal to the Barclays Asia Trophy in Singapore as he continues to recover from the knee problem which ruled him out of the end of last season, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.The Gunners will take a 27-man squad to the Far East in the first leg of their pre-season preparations, with summer signing Petr Cech joining up with his new team-mates for the first time since a £10million switch from Chelsea.Welbeck, though, is to remain in London as he looks to shake off the knee injury which kept him out of the final few weeks of the season, missing both the FA Cup final win over Aston Villa and England’s June internationals. Wenger said on the club’s official website, www.arsenal.com: “Welbeck isn’t completely recovered from the problem he had. He is not back in full training, so he will stay behind.”Speaking last month, Welbeck indicated there was no serious issue, just needing more time to recover. He said: ”It was worse than we first thought it was, but it is just a natural healing period and usually I heal faster than others.”last_img

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