Welbeck injury oveshadows Arsenal reaching Europa League knockouts

Annette Crawford
November 9, 2018

And Ozil says Emery's strategy is beginning to take hold in north London and believes the team are responding well to the coach's increased demands.

Understandably, fans have been expressing their disappointment that Welbeck appears to have suffered yet another serious injury as his career at Arsenal has been blighted by a number of injury problems since he joined from Manchester United. We wish him all the best in his recovery. He helps us with his quality and capacity.

Sporting arrived in N5 in a state of disarray despite sitting second having garnered six points from their three matches. "He had some chances too".

"His injury was with the mentality of the players". They saw it was a big injury. You can also stream the match via B/R Live and Univision NOW.

Some of his team-mates were also visibly affected by the incident. "You don't want it to happen but this is our profession".

A heavily changed Arsenal side were unable to break down a dogged Sporting team, who were reduced to 10 men in the 88th minute when defender Jeremy Mathieu fouled striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he raced towards the area.

But Arsenal could not take advantage as Aubameyang blasted the resulting free-kick well over the crossbar.

Arsenal had already beaten Thursday's opponents in this season's tournament, triumphing 1-0 in Portugal last month, and Emery said the draw at the Emirates had demonstrated the significance of securing that prior win in Lisbon.

He added: "Our mind is to be first in the group".

"Danny is a very good person, his commitment with us is very big". "We think [they are] serious injuries". "We will know [more] about his injury tomorrow".

Caretaker Sporting boss Tiago Fernandes said: "The players did exactly what I asked them to do".

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