Welbeck hospitalised after 'serious' ankle injury, Emery confirms

Rex Christensen
November 9, 2018

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The Gunners qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League with after a 0-0 draw against their Portuguese rivals, before Emery confirmed the club's worst fears as he revealed Welbeck suffered an injury that will keep him out of action for a lengthy period.

Such was the distressing scene a number of his team-mates had to look away before the popular striker was carried off to applause from the whole of the shocked Emirates.

Meanwhile, Carl Jenkinson and Emile Smith Rowe get another opportunity to impress.

"Against Liverpool we played a good match, but it isn't enough - we need more".

Steven Gerrard´s Rangers saw their 11-game unbeaten run in this year´s Europa League come to a dramatic end as they threw away the lead three times in a 4-3 defeat at Spartak Moscow. Matteo Guendouzi slots into midfield with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey, while Danny Welbeck is up top.

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Welbeck has always been Arsenal's go to man on Europa League nights, scoring five goals in his past 13 appearances in the competition, but he looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after landing on his ankle awkwardly.

Numerous fans had differing reactions to how the game went on social media, with some just pleased that they have qualified for the latter stages, whilst others were disappointed with the performances from some of their players.

Players from both sides appeared shaken after Welbeck landed awkwardly from an innocuous-looking challenge in the 25th minute.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was sent on to replace his stricken teammate, who has historically struggled with injury problems.

"He's someone who really know what he wants from each player", said Mustafi.

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