Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that he thinks Danny Welbeck’s injury is serious.
Welbeck was stretchered off in the first-half of Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday.
The forward landed awkwardly on his ankle and there has been speculation that he has suffered a broken ankle.
Welbeck has been in fine form for Arsenal this season, scoring five goals in seven starts across all competitions.
He now looks set for a lengthy time on the treatment table, with a suspected broken ankle likely to rule him out for a number of months.
Arsenal are well stocked in the forward department, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette – with youngster Eddie Nketiah also waiting in the wings.
Speaking to The Mirror, Emery said this:
It’s the worst news tonight, this injury. It’s clear that we are with him in these minutes.
When you are playing football, when you are playing in competitive matches, it can happen. You don’t want it to happen but this is our profession.
Now he is at the hospital. The news is that we are going to wait – but we think it’s a serious injury.