Arsenal have confirmed that Danny Welbeck has undergone surgery to rectify ‘significant cartilage damage’ in his right knee and is not expected back for nine months.
The England international appeared to twist his knee in a collision with Bacary Sagna in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City and was taken off after a failed attempt to continue.
It means the striker, who has only been fit for four months since spending ten months sidelined by ligament damage to his right knee, will miss Euro 2016 and a significant chunk of next season.
It’s a devastating blow to the player who immediately took to social media to announce his determination to comeback stronger…
I will be back stronger! ?? pic.twitter.com/ueLNSfHxZl
— Danny Welbeck (@DannyWelbeck) May 11, 2016