As If Ten Wasn’t Enough: Welbeck Could Be 11th Injured Arsenal Player After Limping Off In Estonia

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Concerns over Welbeck’s fitness after he limps off in Tallinn.

Arsenal’s almost comical injury crisis could be set to deepen even further, report the Mail, with £16m striker Danny Welbeck having limped off late on during England’s tepid 1-0 victory over Estonia in a Euro 2016 qualification match in Tallinn.

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Welbeck suffered a disappointing night altogether for England as he struggled to get in behind a well-drilled Estonian defence, as the Three Lions struggled to find space even when the Estonians were reduced to 10 men early in the second half.

This was compounded when he had to be replaced by Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert during the closing minutes in Tallinn, limping off down the tunnel with what manager Roy Hodgson later confirmed to be an ankle knock.

Some good news for Arsenal fans did come from Hodgson, however, who played down the extent of Welbeck’s potential injury during his post-match press conference, believing that it was just a minor knock that he should quickly recover from:

“I don’t think he’s injured. He just rolled his ankle slightly. The doctors are not worried about it.”

Despite Hodgson’s reassuring words, however, Gunners fans will be terrified at the prospect of Welbeck joining their bulging treatment room list, with the likes of captain Mikel Arteta, fellow striker Olivier Giroud, playmaker Mesut Ozil and summer signing Mathieu Debuchy all currently ruled out for varying lengths of time.

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