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Arsenal To Cut Danny Welbeck Loose Despite Horror Injury

Arsenal To Cut Danny Welbeck Loose Despite Horror Injury

Arsene Wenger's benign times are over.

Arsenal are not going to offer Danny Welbeck a new contract, despite the fact the striker is recovering from a broken ankle, sustained against Sporting in the Europa League last month. Welbeck landed awkwardly on his right ankle during the game, and needed oxygen on the field before being transferred to hospital.

He is unlikely to play again this season, and now it appears he will never again play for Arsenal.

Per the Times, while Arsenal have sympathy for Welbz, this feeling does not extend to the offer of a new contract, with his current deal expiring this summer.

Under the new regime of Sven Mislintat, Arsenal are starting to play hardball (or at least a kind of harder ball) with some of the sqaud. A new contract for Aaron Ramsey has been withdrawn, and it is expected that another will not be set in front of him.

The Times report that a new contract won't be offered either to Welbeck, who joined the club from Manchester United in 2014.

Under Wenger, Arsenal did give contracts to players suffering from long-term injury, most notably Santi Cazorla and Abou Diaby.

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The exit of Welbeck will free up some squad space for teenager Reiss Nelson, who is impressing on loan at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.

Arsenal's revolution from the Wenger Era continues apace, and among its more definable characteristics is the ruthlessness of Unai Emery, who has not been afraid to substitute and drop Mesut Ozil and other high-profile underachievers.

Such an approach at Arsenal is not just restricted to the touchline, it seems.

[The Times]

See Also: Kieran Sadlier Reportedly Set For Move To English League One

Gavin Cooney
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