Arsenal 0 Sporting 0: Gunners reach Europa League last-32 but game marred by Danny Welbeck horror injury
ARSENAL reached the Europa League last-32 but Danny Welbeck is facing an uncertain Arsenal future after appearing to suffer an horrific ankle injury last night.
The England striker was carried off in the 26th minute with his right leg encased in a rigid boot and an oxygen mask to ease the pain of the suspected fracture.
Only hours earlier Welbeck had been named in Gareth Southgate’s squad for next week’s Wembley internationals against the USA and Croatia.
But now a player who has already lost almost a year-and-a-half of his career to a serious knee injury is facing another prolonged spell on the sidelines.
And with his contract due to expire at the end of this season, Gunners fans were left wondering whether they will see 27-year-old Welbeck in an Arsenal shirt again.
The former Manchester United star sustained the trauma when he threw himself at Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross and landed heavily on his right ankle before collapsing to the ground in agony.
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