Thursday, 22 November, 2018

Danny Welbeck given oxygen, stretchered off with serious-looking injury

Steven Gerrard reacts angrily on the touchline Steven Gerrard could be celebrating in Russia Credit Getty Images
Cary Erickson | 09 November, 2018, 15:15

Danny Welbeck looks to have suffered a serious injury after getting stretchered off the pitch during Arsenal's Europa League fixture against Sporting CP.

"It is mentally challenging (playing after a teammate is injured) but sometimes it comes with the game, and Danny has had a lot of injuries", winger Alex Iwobi told BT Sport. It's clear that we are with him in these minutes. He had some chances too.

"His injury was with the mentality of the players".

Reigning Scottish champions Celtic gave themselves a lifeline in Group B, as Odsonne Edouard´s 79th-minute strike saw them beat RB Leipzig 2-1 in their must-win clash at Parkhead.

"Now he is at the hospital". "We think [they are] serious injuries". He is a very good person, his commitment to us is very big. He helps us with his quality and capacity. "The game in Lisbon was also hard but we won and now we can say those three points were very important".

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Welbeck's England and former Manchester United team-mate Jesse Lingard also sent his best wishes through Twitter, saying "Get well soon brother".

The incident knocked the wind out of Arsenal's sails but Welbeck's replacement Aubameyang hit the crossbar as the visitors offered very little in terms of an attacking threat.

The result kept Unai Emery's men top of Group G with 10points, while Sporting have seven.

"The point isn't enough for us but at the moment our target is to be first in this group", he said.