Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted that long term absentee Danny Welbeck may be in line to make a return to the bench against Premier League leaders Leicester City this Sunday.
Welbeck, who last played for the Gunners in April 2015, has returned to fitness and has competed in a number of under 21 games in an attempt to return to competitive action with the senior squad. Speaking to the press this week Wenger suggested the Englishman would be ready to return imminently,
‘Welbeck is very close,’ said Wenger. ‘Fitness-wise he is there, it is just competition’
Arsenal could need the former Manchester United man’s contribution during the run, in with hundreds of fans keenly tracking their bets on BetBind hoping for a big pay out if Leicester can hold on to win the league this season. Leicester have been the surprise package of the season and taken almost everyone by surprise after their lackluster performance as a newly promoted side last term. However, the appointment of Claudio Ranieri and the introduction of some exciting signings has led them to an upturn in fortunes.
Leicester are in top form and are showing no signs of slowing down after a convincing 3-1 win against fellow title chasers Manchester City last week. This game week is a crunch one for the top four with City taking on Spurs earlier on in the weekend.