Player injury rules him out until international break
Danny Welbeck is sidelined with an injury which will make him miss the Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie with Doncaster as they prepare for their visit to the Emirates as well as the Premier League home games against West Brom and Brighton and the Europa League trip to face Bate Borisov.
Welbeck pulled up injured during the late stages of Arsenal’s draw with Chelsea on Sunday and was replaced by Olivier Giroud.
He’s also unlikely to be available for England’s final World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania.
Arsene Wenger in an interview told us about the severity of Danny Welbeck’s injury. He said:
“Danny has a scan today,
We don’t know how bad his groin injury is but he will certainly be out until the international break.”
Arsenal’s first game after the international break ends is against Watford.
Welbeck isn’t the only one who is sidelined for Arsenal.
His fellow teammates Mesut Ozil, Francis Coquelin and Mathieu Debuchy are also sidelined.
Who better than Jack Wilshire to know the frustration of injuries? The English midfielder made his first appearance for Arsenal after one whole year.
Ozil missed the goalless draw against Chelsea and he also won’t feature against Doncaster.
“Mesut is training again, but for (Wednesday), no (he will not feature). He has a little inflammation of his knee.”
xCalum Chamber will be making an appearance against Doncaster.
Wenger also added:
“It will be a similar team to the one that played against Cologne,”
Goalkeeper David Ospina, club captain Per Mertesacker, Mohamed Elneny, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud all started against Cologne before dropping out of the starting lineup for Sunday’s draw at Stamford Bridge.
Wenger will be prioritizing to build up his squad’s morale after the goalless draw against Chelsea as they had lost the last 5 times when they visited them.
Arsenal are looking forward to building their momentum prior to West Brom clash.