- Arsenal boss offers injury update on Cazorla & Giroud
- Ratings: Cech shines but Ozil fails to spark as Arsenal held
- Video: Arsenal 0-0 Boro: Lackluster Gunners drop valuable points
- Teams: Arsenal v Middlesbrough: Cazorla out, Elneny in
- Team news: Wenger’s update on Ramsey, Welbeck, Giroud & Cazorla
- Preview: Arsenal v Boro, team news, line-up & prediction
- [Photos] Arsenal duo step-up injury comebacks in training today
- [Photos] Arsenal boost as injury doubt trains ahead of Boro game
- Arsene Wenger sets comeback date for forgotten Arsenal man
- Arsenal boss confirms fresh injury doubt for Middlesbrough game
Arsene Wenger admits he’s ‘worried’ over Welbeck injury
Arsene Wenger has admitted he’s ‘worried’ over the severity of Danny Welbeck’s injury after the forward limped out of Arsenal’s 2-2 draw at Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
Welbeck suffered the injury in the 20th minute as he contested a ball with Bacary Sagna and replays showed the 25-year-old’s knee appear to jar against Sagna’s leg.
Danny tried to continue, but he lasted less than a minute before taking himself off and he looked devastated as he headed straight down the tunnel.
Wenger gave an initial update after the game and revealed that it looks as though Welbeck has damaged his lateral meniscus – which is the cartilage that protects the knee joint – and the boss admitted he’s concerned it could be another long-term injury which would ruled him out of the Euro’s.
Wenger told Sky Sports after the game:
“The first signs look like the lateral meniscus. He looks down and he’s not a guy who likes to go off,”
“I’m a bit worried. I don’t want to say about the Euros – let’s be a bit more optimistic.”
It would be a devastating blow if Welbeck has suffered another serious injury as he’s only recently returned from a 10-month absence after damaging knee ligaments back in April 2015.
He’s made a great impact since returning to action and I’m in no doubt he’d have made Roy Hodgson’s squad for this summers European Championships but Welbeck will now be sweating on scan results to see how bad his latest injury is.