Unai Emery has confirmed that Danny Welbeck suffered a broken ankle on Thursday against Sporting, and doesn’t know if the striker will play again this season.
The England international was stretchered off in the 30th minute of the 0-0 draw after catching his ankle in the turf as he challenged for the ball.
It was later described as a ‘significant’ injury by the club and in his post-game press conference following the Gunners 1-1 draw with Wolves, the Spaniard revealed the full extent of the injury.
“Yes,” he replied when asked if it was a broken ankle. “He had the operation on Friday.
“Danny’s injury is big. We spoke with him yesterday and today. We support him.
“I think he is going to come with us in not a long time. [Google Translate Emery bot: “I don’t think he’ll be with us for a long time.”]
So, now we just have to hope there were no complications following the surgery and wish him all the best for his recovery so maybe he can get back before the end of this season.