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The England international last featured for the

Gunners in April but has gone under the knife and is

set to miss a number of months following his latest


Arsenal have confirmed that Danny Welbeck has

undergone knee surgery after failing to sufficiently

overcome an injury picked up in April.

The north London club had hoped they would not

need to resort to surgery and the injury would heal

over time, but the England international has finally

gone under the knife and will be out of action for

several months.

"Danny Welbeck has undergone surgery on his left

knee after being unable to sufficiently step up his

rehabilitation work," a club statement read.

"The striker has been working throughout the

summer to recover from the injury sustained at the

end of April.

"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.

"Danny is now expected to be out for a period of

months and everyone at Arsenal wishes him well."

Arsene Wenger had previously expressed his hope

that Welbeck would return after the international

break, but his lay-off has now been extended

The forward last featured for the club on April 26,

when the Gunners drew 0-0 with Chelsea.



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