Arsenal's Danny Welbeck suffers leg injury against Sporting

Unai Emery

Welbeck, who scored the winning goal in the reverse fixture in Portugal, was replaced by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 29th minute of the game.

However, Welbeck's night was over soon after as the striker went down in a heap after challenging for a header midway through the first half and he immediately called for the Arsenal medical team.

But the fixture was overshadowed by the injury to England global Welbeck, who was carried off on a stretcher.

Welbeck was rushed to hospital after the match and Emery reckons he has broken his ankle.

The Arsenal forward's career has been plagued by injuries, and this could be the worst of the lot. We'll have to wait for updates from Unai Emery after the game but let's pray it's not as serious as it seemed on TV.

Welbeck collapsed in pain after a collision in the Sporting penalty area 25 minutes into the game at the Emirates and immediately waved for medical attention as he writhed on the ground.

"It's a very big injury for him, for us, for all people who like and love him as a person".

"I think Danny was working well and was playing a good match".

"We worked well with very good commitment in a hard game".

He wasn't the only Gunner injured, though, as Stephan Lichsteiner was also forced off with an apaprent muscle injury. "We will know [more] about his injury tomorrow".

However, the Gunners have secured their progress to the knockout stages of the competition as Emery seeks to win a major piece of silverware in his debut campaign in charge of the north London outfit.

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