Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has served a hint that he could be back in action by the turn of the New Year going by his smooth rehabilitation process so far.
The 24-year-old, who moved to the Emirates from Manchester United for a £16m fee last year, has been missing all season for the Gunners following a knee surgery but the striker is hoping he can be back into action sooner rather than later.
Though recovery from injury is top on his mind, Welbeck faces a tough challenge to get back into Arsene Wenger’s team due to the impressive form of England teammate Theo Walcott.
“It’s difficult to put an exact date on [a return] – around the New Year,” The National quotes Welbeck as saying.
“After I had the operation I was in a leg brace for about four weeks, which wasn’t easy. I had to do a lot of machine work, about six hours a day.
“It’s good to finally be out of the brace now and walking. It feels like I’m getting that little bit closer to getting back out on the pitch.”
Welbeck has scored eight goals in all competitions since his move to Arsenal.