Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Danny Welbeck Suffers A Truly Horrific Ankle Injury In Europa League

Danny Welbeck Suffers A Truly Horrific Ankle Injury In Europa League

Arsenal suffered an injury blow during their Europa League tie against Sporting on Thursday as Danny Welbeck was forced to leave the pitch on a stretcher.

He received oxygen and had his leg in a protective brace as he was taken off the pitch, with up to 10 medical staff around him as he received treatment. They saw it was a big injury.

"When you are playing football, when you are playing in competitive matches, it can happen".

"I was hoping to score soon because I came back late from the World Cup and I was lacking maybe a bit of efficiency and luck but you always need to keep working hard and keep the faith and that´s what happened tonight", France striker Giroud told BT Sport.

There was no immediate comment from the club on the seriousness of the injury to Welbeck, whose contract with the north London side ends at the end of the 2018-19 season. He is a very good person, his commitment to us is very big.

Some of his team-mates were also visibly affected by the incident.

The result kept Unai Emery's men top of Group G with 10points, while Sporting have seven. Then every match we want the best performance from every player. In our game plan we know we had to be rigorous and they were nearly ideal on that.

The verde e brancos might be third in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, but they sacked boss Jose Peseiro last week after they lost 2-1 at home to second-tier side Estoril in the League Cup, with Dutchman Marcel Keizer, a former Ajax manager, set to replace him.

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