Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Danny Welbeck is one of four stars ruled out of contention until after the upcoming international break. Back-up goalkeeper David Ospina and defenders Calum Chambers and Shkodran Mustafi make up the remainder of the quartet.
For Welbeck, it is the latest in the procession of injuries that have plagued his career so far at the North London club. He had to come off during the recent 2-1 defeat at Watford with a recurrence of the groin strain which had kept him out previously. Ironically, it was the England striker’s first game back from that injury. It’s a real blow for Wenger who is a big fan of what Welbeck brings to the side. His all-round game perfectly complements the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette and he will be a big miss. Read More
Arsenal has opened up on the injuries to players of the club: Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck and Laurent Koscielny. The three key players were missing as the Gunners defeated Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 courtesy of goals from Nacho Montreal and Alex Iwobi.
Coach Arsene Wenger provided the injury update to the stars, adding that the trio would remain at the club throughout the international break as they continue with their recoveries. Welbeck has a groin concern; Ozil has a knee issue while that of the defender is the Achilles.
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