Arsenal squad vs Wolves revealed as Danny Welbeck suffers 'serious' ankle injury

By Mirror: Saturday, November 10th 2018 at 21:14 GMT +3 | Football

Arsenal will be without Danny Welbeck and Stephan Lichtsteiner for Sunday's Premier League visit of Wolves after both were forced off injured in Thursday's draw with Sporting Lisbon.

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Welbeck (ankle) is expected to be sidelined for some time after being taken to hospital following an awkward fall, while Lichtsteiner limped out of the Europa League clash with a muscular issue.

Speaking after the game, boss Unai Emery said: "It's the worst news tonight, this injury. It's clear that we are with him in these minutes.

"He was working well and he was having a good match. He had some chances too.

"His injury was with the mentality of the players. They saw it was a big injury.

"When you are playing football, when you are playing in competitive matches, it can happen. You don't want it to happen but this is our profession.

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"Now he is at the hospital. The news is that we are going to wait - but we think it's a serious injury."

Mohamed Elneny (thigh) and Konstantinos Mavropanos (groin) are still missing, while Matteo Guendouzi is back in domestic contention after serving a one-match ban.

Sporting captain Nani, a former team-mate of Welbeck at Manchester United, was one of the first one the scene when it was clear he was in trouble.

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After the game, the 31-year-old offered his support to Welbeck: "It was a very sad moment," he said.

"I feel very sorry for him, he is a great person. A good lad and a good friend. When that kind of moment happens in the game you feel very sad.

"I don't know what to say, I just want him to recover well and I hope it is nothing serious but you can see something happened there so I wish him all the best and a very fast recovery."

Provisional Arsenal squad: Leno, Cech, Bellerin, Holding, Mustafi, Koscielny, Papastathopoulos, Monreal, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Torreira, Guendouzi, Ramsey, Smith Rowe, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

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