Unai Emery Speaks On “Serious” Welbeck Injury & How It Affected The Team

By The Editor
on 8th November 2018

Unai Emery was in a sombre mood after our goalless draw against Sporting Lisbon…


Arsenal head coach Unai Emery confirmed that Danny Welbeck suffered a serious injury against Sporting Lisbon and the boss feels it affected the players’ mentality for the duration of the game.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Emery claimed Welbeck’s injury was the “worst news” of the night and that his form during the game only adds to the frustration of his loss.

Welbeck has been on form in the cup competitions this season, scoring in all but one of the games in the Carabao Cup and the Europa League.

He started the game against Sporting Lisbon brightly too, with the likes of Mathieu and Sebastian Coates deeply worried about his searing pace.

However, as he drove into the box to meet the ball in the year, it seems a freak landing caused Welbeck to suffer a damaging ankle injury.

“This is the worst news tonight,” Emery said, via BT Sport.

“We think it’s serious. He was working well, doing a good match. He had chances.

“His injury also affected the mentality of the players. They saw it was a big injury. When you are playing football, playing competitive matches, it can happen. We don’t want that but this is our profession.”

The likes of Matteo Guendouzi and Aaron Ramsey looked visibly shaken up after the incident, with the mood in the crowd a shadow of what we saw against Liverpool.

Having said that, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could’ve won us the game late on, but his strike only found the side-netting.