Arsenal's Danny Welbeck suffered 'significant' ankle injury against Sporting

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck suffered 'significant' ankle injury against Sporting

What have Arsenal announced about Danny Welbeck's injury?

The only blemish on a great opening half from the Gunners, apart from a lack of goals, was an injury to Danny Welbeck which saw him go off after half an hour.

He was given the task of leading the front line, with Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan playing supporting roles behind him, as Emery rested in-form strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Following the match, which ended 0-0, Emery confirmed Welbeck had been taken to hospital for further treatment.

After the match, Unai Emery stated that he believed the injury had an impact on his players during the 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon.

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Teammates have offered support as the former Manchester United player faces his third long injury layoff since 2015. We are going to wait [for updates]. You can also stream the match via B/R Live and Univision NOW.

Welbeck has already suffered two long-term knee injuries since joining Arsenal in 2014, missing a majority of the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. "He's in hospital now and we'll see what happens", defender Rob Holding said.

Arsenal's players, most notably Guendouzi, were clearly moved by seeing their team-mate in pain and the half did not really flow again.

"Both sets of teams were mentally challenged and we were able to continue with the game, but like I said, we wish him all the best and we will keep on encouraging and motiving him to get back".

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