Danny Welbeck set to miss Euro 2016 after knee injury

Arsenal forward sustains injury against Manchester City and looks set to miss out for England

Danny Welbeck set to miss Euro 2016 after knee injury

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Matthew

May 9th, 2016

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Danny Welbeck has been one of Arsenal’s outstanding performers since returning from a long-term injury, although the forward suffered a setback on Sunday when twisting his knee at the Etihad Stadium.

Welbeck has a suspected lateral meniscus injury in his right knee which could put paid to any hopes of lining up for England at Euro 2016, with Arsene Wenger not exactly sounding optimistic that his player would be available for international duty this summer.

Wenger said: “Let’s hope it’s good news. Good news is that he may not be out for the Euros and bad news is that he will be.

“I don’t know. I am an optimist. I don’t know if it is the lateral meniscus, let’s wait until we get a really good diagnosis. I hope it is not a meniscus but there is a little sign of that.

“At half-time I looked at him, he was very down and he had pain. We have to wait for a scan. Danny is a strong boy and we tried to keep him on the pitch but straight away he tried to move and said it was impossible.”

The news comes after it emerged that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss out for England this summer, although it seems likely that Jack Wilshere will not only travel to France but start after recently returning.

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