Saying that he’s cautiously optimistic for the future, Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has set a target of January for his next career false dawn as his recovery from injury continues.
Out since September, Welbeck revealed that while his absence has not been easy to take, he remains more focussed than ever to make this next false dawn his best one yet.
“Injuries are frustrating obviously, but part of being a player is being strong enough to work your way back from them in time for your next one,” said the forward, adding that he’s missed the anguished looks on Arsenal fans’ faces when they witness him miss a chance he should have scored.
The former Manchester United striker admitted that his injury lay off had helped more than expected with preparation for his latest false dawn, with the time away seemingly obscuring people’s memories of his effectiveness.
“It’s been helpful for sure, but that’s not to say the hard work’s already done. It’s up to me now to prove I’m deserving of the jersey, make fans feel I’m finally going to fulfil some hypothetical potential and then drag them back down to earth with a crushing blow,” said the 24 year old, revealing he’s yet to decide whether the blow will be metaphorical or one to his muscles or bones.
“At the end of the day I’m just a footballer and all I really want to do is to get out on the pitch, have one or two promising games and then go back to frustrating people endlessly until they rip their hair out. And I have every confidence that I’ll do just that.”
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