Danny Welbeck has reacted positively after suffering a devastating knee injury that will see him sidelined for the next nine months. The Arsenal forward suffered the injury during the first-half of the Gunners' 2-2 draw with Manchester City on 8 May and has undergone surgery on his right knee immediately to repair the damaged cartilage.
The England international forward had just returned from a 10-month absence in February and made a positive impact to Arsenal's fledgling title challenge with four goals and two assists in 11 league appearances before his latest injury. He had established himself as a regular member in the starting XI and was poised to make Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad for the Three Lions' Euro 2016 campaign.
It is a big blow to the Tree Lions' euro 2016 campaign, but a bigger blow to the striker, who will have to keep himself motivated through yet another long recovery period. Welbeck has responded positively after the latest setback received tremendous support from his Arsenal teammates, while also receiving messages of support from his former club Manchester United and England.
"I will be back stronger!" Welbeck wrote on his official Twitter account following his latest injury setback. Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and David Ospina among others sent their wishes to the forward, with each one confident that he will return a stronger player.
Below are some of the tweets his teammates posted in support of the player: