Arsenal Manager, Unai Emery has confirmed that Danny Welbeck has been taken to hospital to undergo further tests after suffering a leg injury in Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Sporting Lisbon.
Speaking further, Emery said that Welbeck would have X-rays on his leg after appearing to break his ankle.
The striker landed awkwardly after leaping in the air to meet a cross just after the half hour mark against Sporting, and needed oxygen before being stretchered off the pitch.
Arsenal are now fearing the worst as Emery issued an update after the 0-0 draw with Sporting.
“He has been taking to hospital. We are going to wait,” Metro UK quoted Emery as saying.
“The worst news tonight is these injuries, we think serious injury. I think Danny was working well.
“His injury was hard for the mentality of the players because they looked at the injury. But when you are playing football in competitive matches it can happen.”
He added, “It’s his ankle. He broken something in his ankle.”
The England international was making his sixth start under Emery this season and was being linked with a move in January.