Danny Welbeck impressed by Arsenal as he watches from the sidelines

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The striker is looking forward to his return as he battles back from an operation in September.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck says he has been impressed while watching the side this season.

The forward is currently out injured after undergoing a knee operation in September, which has ruled him out for the opening of the campaign.

That means he has been forced to watch from the sidelines as the Gunners have enjoyed a strong start to the season and sit joint-top of the Premier League table.

It has been an eye-catching start to their potential title challenge, and Welbeck says he has enjoyed taking in the football his teammates have been playing in his absence.

“I’ve been impressed,” he told arsenal.com.

“I trained with them every single day when I was fit and you obviously appreciate every single player but when you watch the game from afar some of the passes and vision, the play and goals, is really impressive."

The striker is naturally excited about a return to full fitness, offering him the opportunity to add his quality to that already on show at the Emirates.

He is currently working hard to recover from the knee problem which forced him under the knife, and is stepping up his rehabilitation as his training increases in intensity.

He is not currently setting himself any targets, but admits it has been a tough time for him and that he will be much happier once he is back out on the football pitch.

“It’s a difficult period for me but I’m looking forward to coming back strong,” he added.

“It’s a difficult period for me but I’m looking forward to coming back strong. I’m trying to build to muscle and it’s hard, but it’s something that I’ve grasped with two hands and I’m really looking forward to my return.”

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