Arsenal fears that Danny Welbeck may be out for the season after suffering a significant ankle injury against Sporting Lisbon
- Fear of Arsenal Danny Welbeck could lose the rest of the season with an ankle injury
- Welbeck was sent off on a stretcher in Arsenal's draw against Sporting Lisbon
- There are worries Welbeck suffered a rupture, dislocation and damage to the ligaments
- Defender Stephan Lichtsteiner was released for a month with a hamstring injury
Sami Mokbel for the Daily Mail
Arsenal fears that Danny Welbeck will be out of season because doctors consider the option of a right ankle surgery, which suffered a "significant" injury.
Welbeck stayed in the hospital on Friday after being transported on a stretcher against Sporting in the Europa League on Thursday night, and was supposed to conduct an MRI scan before a final decision is made about the fact that the attacker requires a & # 39. ;operation.
Doctors are waiting for the swelling to be reduced before making a definitive diagnosis – but there are concerns that Welbeck has suffered a rupture, dislocation and damage to the ligaments.
Arsenal fears that Danny Welbeck may skip the rest of the season with a serious ankle injury
It is feared that Welbeck suffered a rupture, dislocation and damage to the ligaments
If an operation is required, Sportsmail he understands that the world-renowned orthopedic surgeon James Calder, who has worked extensively with Arsenal, would probably have led the procedure.
Calder worked on Gareth Bale and Jack Wilshere.
Defender Stephan Lichtsteiner faces four weeks after suffering a hamstring injury
Arsenal said that Welbeck was still under evaluation with a definitive diagnosis due in 72 hours. Welbeck is facing an uncertain future. His contract expires at the end of the season and there is no doubt that he will still play for Arsenal.
The injury of Welbeck could force Arsenal into the transfer market in January, with the possibility for Lille to attack Nicolas Pepe.
Meanwhile, defender Stephan Lichtsteiner has to face four weeks after suffering a hamstring injury against Sporting.