Arsenal fear Danny Welbeck could be in the season after suffering significant ankle injury against Sporting Lisbon
- Arsenal fear Danny Welbeck could miss the season with ankle injury
- Welbeck was taken off on a stretcher at Arsenal's draw against Sporting Lisbon
- Welbeck suffered a break, dislocation and ligament damage
- Defender Stephan Lichtsteiner set to be out for a month with hamstring injury
Sami Mokbel for the Daily Mail
Arsenal fear Danny Welbeck is out for the season as doctors consider the option of surgery on his right ankle, which suffered a 'significant' injury.
Welbeck remains in hospital on Friday after being carried on a Stretcher against Sporting in the Europa League on Thursday night, and what is due to have MRI scan before a final decision is made.
Welbeck has suffered a break, dislocation and ligament damage.
Arsenal fear Danny Welbeck could miss the rest of the season with a serious ankle injury
There are fears that Welbeck has suffered a break, dislocation and ligament damage
If an operation is required, Sports mail understands world-renowned orthopedic surgeon James Calder, who has worked extensively with Arsenal, would likely lead the procedure.
Calder has been on Gareth Bale and Jack Wilshere.
Defender Stephan Lichtsteiner is facing four weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury
Arsenal said Welbeck was still diagnosed with a definitive diagnosis due in 72 hours. Welbeck is facing an uncertain future. His deal expires at the end of the season and there is no doubt he wants to play for Arsenal again.
Welbeck's injury could force Arsenal into the transfer market in January, with Lille forward Nicolas Pepe a possibility.
Meanwhile, defender Stephan Lichtsteiner is facing four weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury against Sporting.