Manchester United trio send sympathy to injured Danny Welbeck, striker in hospital


Picture by Martyn Haworth.

Danny Welbeck was forced off on a stretcher during Arsenal's Europa League clash with Sporting Clube de Portugal on Thursday night.

Emery has a number of injury concerns ahead of Sunday's match, and here Sports Mole looks at how his team could line up at the Emirates Stadium.

However, the point was enough to guarantee the north London side a place in the last 32 atop Group E on 10 points, with Sporting behind them on seven. The biggest topic of discussion was Danny Welbeck, who looked to really injure himself following an attempt at goal.

England manager Gareth Southgate included Welbeck in his squad earlier in the day for an upcoming friendly against the United States and a Nations League tie against Croatia days later.

It was the hosts that took the game to their opponents, and they were lucky to still be on level terms before half-time.

Mathieu nearly gifted Arsenal the lead as he diverted Matteo Guendouzi's low cross towards his own goal before the ball was swept away.

But it was Welbeck's injury just before the half hour mark that was the main talking point from a largely forgettable Emirates Stadium encounter.

Whether Welbeck will play again in 2018/19 remains to be seen.

The 27-year-old striker was given oxygen on the field before being stretchered off with his right leg in a brace, as players from both sides watched on in distress.

"When one player suffers an injury like that the mind thinks of the player first".

The Gunners dominated the game for long spell but were held to a 0-0 draw by the visitors who put up a disciplined performance at the back.