There was some breaking news coming out of the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday afternoon as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that Danny Welbeck will be out of action for a month.
The 26-year-old has forced his way into the Arsenal starting eleven so far this season, finding the back of the net three times in five appearances – more than his final tally for the 2016-17 campaign.
But Welbeck picked up a groin injury in the 0-0 draw with Chelsea at the weekend and Wenger confirmed that he will miss the upcoming matches against West Brom, BATE Borisov and Brighton.
Talking to Arsenal’s official website on Tuesday, Wenger said:
“Danny [Welbeck] has a scan today, we don’t know how bad his groin injury is but he will certainly be out until the international break. [Frances] Coquelin as well. [Mathieu] Debuchy is coming back slowly.”
Yet another injury continues Welbeck’s woeful recent record spent on the side-lines, with the England international now missing 94 games over the course of the last six seasons with various injury problems.
It was Arsenal’s official Twitter account that broke the news…
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 19, 2017
And Arsenal fans were quick to pick up on his recent injury record…
Welbeck injured? In other news water is wet…
— Jack (@JSU1993) September 19, 2017
Is Danny Welbeck made of Glass?
Every. Single. Season. Injured
— Dan Cooke (@Cookerino) September 19, 2017
Danny Welbeck out for a month with a groin injury. cue injury room staff celebrating and excited to see their number one client back again pic.twitter.com/iGhhcrLn1y
— Joao Nsita (@joaonsita) September 19, 2017
Some supporters made it clear they won’t be losing any sleep over his absence…
Welbeck's injury is a blessing in disguise. #Arsenal
— Nels™ ?? (@Nel_kimz) September 19, 2017
Not celebrating an injury but a month of no Welbeck falling over and wasting every chance is top stuff
— Liam Cremin (@LiamCremin) September 19, 2017
Others were more sympathetic after his contribution so far this season…
Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck has been ruled out for at least 3 weeks with a groin injury sustained against Chelsea #GETWELLSOON WELBECK
— Bamigboye Emmanuel (@BamigboyeEmman6) September 19, 2017
Gutted to hear Welbeck is out at least 3 weeks. Aslong as it doesn't end up turning into a month after month saga again
— Gaz M (@gazmat10) September 19, 2017
Gutted if Welbeck is out for 3-4 months. Has been our best player really
— AH (@LehmannsTerms_) September 19, 2017
Whilst some focused more on the potential for a new budding partnership…
— Shlok Singhvi (@SinghviShlok) September 19, 2017
Finally…Alexis are going to play alongside Lacazette and not danny welbeck ?
— yddE (@syahmieddy) September 19, 2017
Welbeck out mean Sanchez in. #WeMove
— Person Pikin (@AgboChukwuma) September 19, 2017
Gutted for welbeck but atleast we will see more of alexis Sanchez!??? #GoonerFamily
— SWGOONER (@SW_GOONER) September 19, 2017
What do you think Arsenal fans? Will Welbeck’s presence be missed? Let us know.