If there is one criticism that can be leveled at the Gunners, it is the handling of the contracts of players. This is most visible with the way the club has handled the Aaron Ramsey situation.
But, it seems like the board is learning from their mistakes. With the contract of Danny Welbeck running out in the summer, the Arsenal hierarchy have started discussions over a new deal.
This comes from BBC Journalist David Ornstein who was speaking on Arseblog Podcast. Here is what Ornstein had to say regarding the situation of Welbeck:
“I think there have been some initial discussions about now offering Welbeck a contract, if the numbers are right for the club, bearing in mind he could be out for a while. I don’t think it’s a sentimental thing, but they value him very highly at Arsenal.”
The 27-year-old star suffered a potentially season-ending injury against Sporting Lisbon and ever since then, there had been some doubt as to whether the club would be looking to renew his deal.
When any news is given by Ornstein, it can be safely said that it is accurate information as he has proven over the years that he can be reliable when it comes to the Gunners.
As for the striker himself, this is certainly good news and it is something that will help him during the time that he takes to get back on the pitch. He was building up some momentum and was in good form so it is a pity that he got injured at this point in the season.
The Gunners will always benefit from having a player like Welbeck on the squad as he has the ability to disturb the defense of the opposition. And given that he works very hard on the pitch, it makes a real asset to have.
Though we are not sure exactly how long the striker is going to take to get back, the fans and the club will be hoping that it is sooner rather than later.
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