Arsenal's Danny Welbeck recovering from ankle injury as he returns to training base
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 18/02/19 1:07pm
Danny Welbeck is progressing well in his recovery from an ankle injury and is hoping to step things up on his return to Arsenal’s London Colney training base.
The 28-year-old forward spent last week working on mobility training out in the United Arab Emirates.
Welbeck required two rounds of surgery on a broken right ankle in November last year, but whether or not he will play again for the Gunners remains uncertain with his contract expiring in the summer.
"[Returning to action] is not something I can put a time frame on," he told UAE-based publication Sport360. "I want to make sure I'm 100-per-cent right when I come back. But I'm really pleased with my progress.
"It's nice to have a break and get some good weather. I'm doing a bit of training out here but hopefully when I get back to London Colney I can kick on a bit more. I'm looking forward to it.
"It was difficult to take at the time. There's never a right time to get injured.
"The early stages were hard but you've got to stay strong and focused on what you've got to do to get back fit, and that's what I've done.
"There's stuff that will make you stronger and, mentally, I'm in a good place at the moment. I'm making good progress and I'm happy with the stage I'm at."
Welbeck has featured prominently in manager Unai Emery's Europa League side scoring two goals in four games before picking up an injury during their home game against Sporting Lisbon.
Arsenal face BATE Borisov in the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie on Thursday looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit