Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck was stretchered off during tonight’s Europa League clash against Sporting which ended goalless after suffering what appeared to be a serious ankle injury.
Welbeck suffered the injury after going up for a header half an hour into the contest with Arsenal’s medical staff immediately called onto the pitch by nearby players.
Oxygen was administered before the forward was carried off wearing a protective boot on his right leg.
Welbeck was consoled by former Manchester United teammate Nani as he was taken off with current Gunners teammate Matteo Guendouzi among those left looking shaken after the incident.
It is another harsh blow for Welbeck who has battled through major injuries to both his knees during his time at Arsenal.
Welbeck scored the winning goal in the reverse fixture in Lisbon three weeks ago and was yesterday named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for games against United States and Croatia.