Wenger: Why I didn’t select him at Hull


Danny Welbeck could be back in the frame when Arsenal host Swansea City next week.

The 24-year-old missed Arsenal’s trip to Hull City on Monday as the Gunners secured a 3-1 win which effectively clinched a spot in the Premier League top four this season.

Welbeck’s absence was the only concern on a day where Arsene Wenger managed to name a strong bench which featured a returning Jack Wilshere.

But the Arsenal boss has moved to dismiss any fears over Welbeck missing the rest of 2014/15 campaign after revealing that the striker’s injury will not be keeping him out for weeks.

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“The inflammation in his knee did not look very bad,’ Wenger said

“It should only be a matter of days. I think he’ll be back next Monday [against Swansea] – he should be alright. If not then, the game after that.”