Some footballers seem to have terrible luck when it comes to picking up injuries. Arsenal and England forward Danny Welbeck is one of those players. On Thursday night, the forward picked up what looked like a horrible ankle injury in a 0-0 home draw with Sporting Lisbon.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery confirmed last night that Welbeck had an ankle break, which is a major blow for the 27-year-old.
Never has any luck
Welbeck just never seems to have any luck when it comes to injury. He will sustain an injury and then work hard to return to action, only for misfortune to strike again and for him to sustain yet another injury problem.
Some players are just sicknotes, who are quite prepared to be on the sidelines and pick up their massive wages. However, Welbeck does not come across as that sort of person. He is usually massively enthusiastic when on the pitch and works hard. There is no disputing his injuries and Thursday’s looked a seriously nasty one for the former Manchester United star.
What effect does it have on his future?
Danny Welbeck is by no means a certain starter for the Gunners, hence why he was starting in the Europa League game against Sporting, as part of a rotated starting line-up.
In truth, Welbeck has only been used sparingly from the start in the Premier League this season. His future in north London is major doubt, as his contract with the Gunners expires next summer.
There have been no reported talks to renew his deal with the Gunners, so that would mean he would be a free agent next summer. There is unlikely to be a shortage of takers for Welbeck on a free transfer next summer, with Everton and Crystal Palace both recently linked with moves for the England international.
However, the severity of the injury is likely affected when he plays again and may put doubts into the minds of prospective buying clubs.
Arsenal now have extra motivation to beat Wolves
The Gunners host Wolves on Sunday afternoon, a game they are odds of 4/6 to win. Arsenal were always favourites, but now they have an extra motivation to record the victory.
Welbeck is a popular member of the Arsenal playing staff, so going out and beating Wolves would be a good tribute to the injured star. We wish Danny good luck in his recovery and hopefully, we will see you back on a football field in the near future.
Will injury affect Danny Welbeck’s future at Arsenal?