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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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