Boss Hopeful Arsenal Man Will Be Fit Despite Picking Up Ankle Knock

By on October 12, 2014

Roy Hodgson has confirmed that England doctors are confident Danny Welbeck has not picked up an injury despite being forced off with an ankle problem on Sunday night.

Welbeck was substituted with 10 minutes remaining during England’s 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win in Estonia this evening and headed straight down the tunnel with one of the physios.

Boss Roy Hodgson confirmed to reporters after the game that he had to take the striker off after he ‘rolled’ his ankle but thankfully he says the England doctors don’t believe the problem to be serious and are confident he should be fit for Arsenal.

‘I don’t think he’s injured. He just rolled his ankle slightly. The doctors are not worried about it. He should be fit [for Arsenal]’ Hodgson told reporters.

Arsene Wenger will now face an anxious wait to see how Welbeck’s ankle responds over the next 24 to 48 hours as it would be a huge blow if the injury was worse than first feared.

Welbeck has been in excellent form since his deadline day move from Manchester United and with Olivier Giroud already ruled out until December, we would be severely lacking in options up front if Danny was to join him on the sidelines.

However, Hodgson seems to think there is nothing to worry about so hopefully Welbeck will be fit and available to take on Hull City at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

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