Arsenal have given an update on the injury sustained by Danny Welbeck against Sporting last week, revealing the player has had a second surgery on his broken ankle.
An update from the medical team reads:
Further to sustaining an injury last Thursday against Sporting CP, Danny has undergone a second planned operation on his right ankle.
Both procedures went well, without complications. Danny will now recuperate and start his rehabilitation. It’s too early to say how long this will take.
Unquestionably though, we’re talking about months out of the game, and with rehab, rebuilding his fitness and all the rest, it wouldn’t be a surprise if a comeback this season was too soon for him.
Obviously it would be great to see him back before the end of this campaign, particularly given his contractual situation, but in the meantime Unai Emery will have to consider how he fills the gap in the squad that the England international has left.
His versatility in the forward positions is really useful, and with only Eddie Nketiah now as a back-up striker, the Arsenal boss will have plenty of thinking to do when it comes to his team selections.