Danny Welbeck believes his time out injured has granted him the opportunity to learn more about how to look after his body.
The England frontman had knee surgery in September but is not expected back until early 2016.
Welbeck has scored just four Premier League goals in 27 appearances for the Gunners since moving to the Emirates Stadium back in September 2014 but is trying to take the positives from his latest spell out.
“It is my first injury that has kept me out for so long. I had my operation and once that is sorted you can be out for a few more months,” Welbeck told the club’s official website.
“For the first month, in a leg brace, not being able to do anything, on a machine six hours a day, it was very difficult. But you have to try and see the positives.
“It is hard but you have to see the positive side and I have learnt a lot more being injured on how to look after your body and prevent injuries.
“I have to see the positive side and hopefully when I come back, I will be flying.”