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Arsenal fans believe their £13.5m-rated star is finished despite Wenger’s fitness update

The Arsenal fans are feeling apprehensive in the Transfer Tavern ahead of their last-32 Europa League tie with Swedish outfit Ostersunds this evening.

Arsene Wenger takes his side to Sweden tonight for by far the biggest fixture in their opponents short history. Plenty has been made of Ostersunds rapid development which has seen them rise from the 4th tier of Swedish football to the Allsvenskan, and now the Europa League in just 7 years under the leadership of English manager Graham Potter. For the hosts, fixtures don’t come any bigger than this, so they will certainly be fired up and raring to go when they step out onto the pitch this evening.

For Arsenal, the fixture is one of those awkward ones where a victory is expected and anything less will be criticised by the supporters and the media in the UK, so they will need to ensure they eradicate all feelings of complacency before they kick-off tonight.

Ahead of the Gunners clash with Ostersunds, Wenger discussed the fitness of Danny Welbeck  (valued at £13.5 million by Transfermarkt) and declared that he is the sharpest he has been for quite some time.

Welbeck struggled to return to full-fitness earlier in the season due to a couple of troublesome injuries. Since returning to the first-team squad, Welbeck has made 11 Premier League appearances, but 10 of those were as a substitute – a fact which suggests he is massively out of favour at the club.

In response to Wenger’s update on Welbeck, the Arsenal supporters offered their mixed opinions regarding his goal-scoring ability and the credibility of their managers comments.

Plenty of the fans believe he has underachieved during his stint at the club since moving from Man United and they are hoping that he can improve his performances in the future, but considering he is 27-years-old the majority seem to think the England international has ran out of chances to impress.

Here’s what the fans on Twitter have had to say about Wenger’s comments regarding Welbeck…

https://twitter.com/AAk2504/status/963861992707710977

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