Arsenal chief drops major hint over potential forward transfer

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Arsenal chief Raul Sanllehi has hinted the injury to Danny Welbeck could change the club’s plans in the January transfer window.

The Gunners recently lost Welbeck to what looked a nasty ankle injury as he had to be stretchered off in the Sporting Lisbon game in the Europa League.

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Danny Welbeck’s injury could force Arsenal into the transfer market

While Welbeck has not exactly always been a regular starter for Unai Emery’s side, the England international is a useful squad player and experienced member of this team.

Arsenal will be weaker without him as an option up front or out wide, and Sanllehi has suggested this could mean a replacement will be needed when the transfer window opens this winter.

‘We are very sad for Danny and he knows he has all the support from the club. Yes, that [the injury] makes you consider things,’ Sanllehi is quoted in the Telegraph.

One player being linked with Arsenal recently is in-form Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe, whom the Sun claimed was interesting the north London giants following Welbeck’s injury.

The Ivory Coast international certainly seems a tempting option, and most fans would surely feel he’d have been an upgrade on Welbeck anyway.

Still, Sanllehi did not name targets or even commit to necessarily signing a new player, even if he hinted it would make the club reconsider their movements this January.

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