Danny Welbeck is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering what looked like a serious injury during the Europa League clash with Sporting at the Emirates this evening.
The striker was trying to get on the end of a cross from the right hand side, looking to put the Gunners ahead, but didn’t make enough contact to trouble the keeper. However, in the attempt he appeared to go over on his ankle, and after a lengthy spell of treatment during which he received oxygen, he was stretchered off in considerable pain.
Television didn’t show any replays, which is usually a bad sign, and he was replaced by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 31st minute.
As yet there’s no confirmation of what the injury is, but the reaction of some of the Arsenal players suggested it was quite serious.
Guendouzi looking on at Welbeck getting treatment 😕 pic.twitter.com/Q6buSqJKAJ
— arseblog (@arseblog) November 8, 2018
Let’s keep fingers crossed it’s not too bad, but it does look as if he’s going to be out for a while, and at the time of writing he was being taken for an x-ray.