Danny Welbeck will not be allowed to leave Arsenal in January, insists Wenger

first_img Danny Welbeck is set to stay at Arsenal this month 1 Danny Welbeck will not be allowed to leave Arsenal in this transfer window amid interest from Besiktas and Crystal Palace, insists boss Arsene Wenger.The England striker is struggling for form and fitness this season but has still been the subject of much transfer speculation in this January window.But despite the prospect of adding Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to his squad, Wenger believes he needs Welbeck to stay as another attacking option.“I want Danny Welbeck to stay here,” the Gunners manager said at a press conference on Tuesday.The former Manchester United man will not, however, feature in Wenger’s squad for their Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea, as he has been ruled out with a minor knock.Discussing his selection options, Wenger revealed: “We might have Aaron Ramsey back in the squad. He will have a fitness test. We have uncertainty about Nacho Monreal and he will also have a test.“Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck are a fraction short.”last_img read more