Unai Emery has refused to rule out the possibility of Danny Welbeck signing a new Arsenal contract as the striker prepares to return to training after an extensive spell on the sidelines.
Welbeck suffered a harrowing ankle break in Arsenal's Europa League draw with Sporting Lisbon in November, and with his current contract set to expire in the summer, it was thought that the Englishman had played his last game for the Gunners.
Emery, however, has opened the door to Welbeck staying in north London, and while he could return to training before this season's close, the 28-year old is unlikely to feature on the competitive stage this campaign.
Speaking about Welbeck's progress, the Arsenal
“It’s difficult for him to play matches this season but he is progressing very well and maybe the doctor will tell us he can come train with us in the last weeks of this season.
“After, his individual thing is to speak with the club (about his future).”
Since arriving at the Emirates from Manchester United
Danny Welbeck has not earned and does not deserve a new contract. https://t.co/VdW22P82Zj— Omo (@Omo_6) March 31, 2019
However, Premier League
Speaking about the importance of homegrown talent, Emery said:
Let’s talk goals here.— Curtis Morton (@CurtisMorton) March 30, 2019
- A Hat-Trick against Galatasary in a 4-1 win to see us through in CL.
- Winning goal in 2015 FA Cup Quarters against United before he was injured and missed the cup winning final.
- Danny Welbeck is injured for 5 months, returns to 3-2 Leicester.
“Danny has his injury now. He was going with the national team and we were happy for him and the national team.
“(Promising English players) are now in (Arsenal’s) under-18s, under-19s, under-20s and under-21s teams.
Danny Welbeck was out & running, as well as doing ball work with the Arsenal squad in their warm weather training in Dubai today as he continues his rehabilitation from his long-term ankle injury. #afc pic.twitter.com/hO5AFNyg0T— afcstuff (@afcstuff) March 22, 2019