Emery gives update after serious injury blow for Arsenal star

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has provided an update on the condition of a player who might not be able to play again for the team this season.

The Gunners have been on a 16-game unbeaten run but there are still a number of concerns for Unai Emery heading into the international break.

The biggest of those worries is perhaps the condition of Danny Welbeck who suffered a horrible ankle injury during the clash with Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday.

Following Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Wolves in the Premier League, the Arsenal manager was asked to provide an update on his injured striker.

Emery has revealed that Welbeck has undergone an operation on his ankle which will see him remain on the sidelines for quite a while.

“Danny Welbeck’s injury is a big injury,” said Emery, in his post-match press conference after the 1-1 draw with Wolves on Sunday.

“We spoke with him yesterday and today. We support him with our personal relationship between the player and the staff.

“I think he is not going to be with us for a long time.”

Asked whether Welbeck had indeed suffered a seriously damaged ankle as initial reports suggested, Emery added: “Yes. He had an operation on Friday.”

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