Arsenal fear Danny Welbeck will be out all season with horror ankle injury

ARSENAL are facing the increasing prospect that crocked striker Danny Welbeck will be ruled out for the season.

The England striker required oxygen after suffering a horror injury in the 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon on Thursday night. 

Arsenal frontman Danny Welbeck suffered a devastating ankle injury against Sporting Lisbon
Arsenal frontman Danny Welbeck is likely to be ruled out until the end of the season
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It is believed Welbeck has broken, dislocated and suffered ligament damage to his ankle.

The 29-year-old has been treated in hospital but experts are being forced to wait until the swelling reduces until they can carry out a full diagnoses.

The devastating injury also means the striker has more than likely played his last game for the Gunners with his contract expiring next summer.

He has already lost around 18 months of his career to serious injuries and now faces yet another major setback.

Danny Welbeck is still being kept in hospital following his shocking ankle injury - and is waiting to discover the extent of the problem
The striker appears to have broken, dislocated and suffered ligament damage to his ankle
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Nani went over to Danny Welbeck with the latter sprawled on the ground in agony
He has more than likely played his last game for Arsenal
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Arsenal are expected to reveal a definite diagnosis within the next 72 hours.

It could force boss Unai Emery to make their move in January and land a replacement.

SunSport exclusively revealed how the Arsenal boss could be forced to step up his £45million pursuit of Lille forward Nicolas Pepe in the New Year.

Emery had not been planning to make any new signings until the summer.

Nicolas Pepe could be on the way out of Lille to join Arsenal
Arsenal are likely to step up their chase to sign Nicolas Pepe

But Welbeck’s injury means that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are now the only available senior strikers.

Head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has been keeping a close eye on Ivorian international Pepe, who has scored nine goals for French title contenders Lille this season.


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