Welbeck has 'significant' ankle injury, Arsenal confirm

Welbeck has 'significant' ankle injury, Arsenal confirm

The Arsenal forward attempted to get back up but was unable to do so on his own, prompting Arsenal medics to rush to his aid.

"Significant right ankle injury", said Arsenal.

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.

Welbeck's teammate Mesut Ozil has since taken to Twitter to wish the attacker a speedy recovery.

The England worldwide joined Arsenal from Manchester United in 2014 for around £16m.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery said: "He was working well and he was having a good match".

"His injury was hard for the mentality of the players because they looked at the injury. He can come back strong".

He was stretchered off the pitch, and the scenes were rather distressing for the Arsenal players, particularly the youngsters.

Danny Welbeck faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after breaking his ankle against Sporting Lisbon, while Stephan Lichtsteiner is out after picking up a muscular problem in the same match.

"The best for him is now to think for the person", Emery said.

The game was then stopped for several minutes after Welbeck contested a header with Gaspar before appearing to suffer an ankle injury on landing. But when the match finishes, the first thing they did was ask for him.

"He's wealthy boy now, it's nothing to do with that, but for his mental well-being".

"When one player suffers an injury like that the mind thinks of the player first".

Danny Welbeck just can't catch a break. "Will need [to be] imaged #AFC".

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