Arsenal hit with some depressing injury news

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is worried that Danny Welbeck may be set for another long spell on the sidelines. The England international was injured in their last match against Chelsea, and that has brought his injury record to the fore.

Welbeck missed eight months of 2016 with a hyaline cartilage problem and has also suffered some minor problems since that time.

He left the game against the Blues with an apparent groin tear, and if that is confirmed he could be set to spend up to another six months on the injury table.

Welbeck has started the season well offering the Gunners power and pace in their attacking lineup. He scored twice in their game against Bournemouth and much was expected of him this season as Arsene Wenger looks to give a minimised role to Alexis Sanchez who could leave next summer.

Speaking about the striker’s injury, Wenger chose to be positive. According to him, the attacker had a “good groin problem” although he also claimed it was “not an easy one”.

Welbeck’s absence from the team could see Olivier Giroud offered more opportunities as the French man has been the third choice behind Welbeck and Alexander Lacazette.

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