Arsenal news: Danny Welbeck delivers injury update after horror ankle blow | Football | Sport
Welbeck was stretchered off during last week’s Europa League stalemate after suffering what Arsenal described as a “significant” injury.
The Gunners forward subsiquently underwent two operations on his broken right ankle over the weekend and is now facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines as a result.
But Welbeck offered an update the the Emirates faithful last night, posting a picture on social media giving the thumbs up while standing with crutches.
He wrote: “Back home… Thanks for all the love and support. No doubt I will be back stronger than ever before. Recovery grind starts now.”
Fans were quick to offer their well-wishes to Welbeck.
“Best of luck with your recovery Danny! Can’t wait to see you back on the pitch!” one fan wrote.
Another said: “Get back soon stronger Danny. Best wishes.”
“Speedy recovery Welbeast. We love you & will always do!” a third fan wrote.
In an update from the club on Monday, no timeframe had been set for Welbeck’s recovery, but Arsenal said the procedures “went well, without complications”.
Head coach Unai Emery had arranged for Welbeck to share a FaceTime call with his team-mates in the Emirates Stadium dressing room as they prepared for Sunday’s Premier League match against Wolves, which ended 1-1.
Despite the loss of Welbeck, for what could run into several months, Emery suggested the Gunners would not look to sign reinforcements to their frontline when the transfer window opens again in January.
The injury will also see Welbeck drop out of the international picture, having been initially named in the England squad for the upcoming matches against the United States of America and Croatia.