Welbeck blow for Arsenal

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Danny Welbeck will be out at least until after next month’s international break with a groin injury sustained in Arsenal’s match against Chelsea on Sunday, Skysports reports.

Welbeck will miss Wednesday’s Carabao Cup visit of Doncaster to the Emirates as well as the Premier League home games against West Brom and Brighton and the Europa League trip to face Bate Borisov of Belarus.

“Danny has a scan today (Tuesday),” said Arsene Wenger. “We don’t know how bad his groin injury is but he will certainly be out until the international break.”

Welbeck came on as a substitute for England in both of their World Cup Qualifying victories earlier this month, scoring the final goal in the 4-0 win away to Malta.

Gareth Southgate’s men next host Slovenia on October 5 before concluding their Group F challenge away to Lithuania on October 8.

Arsenal’s first game after the internationals is against Watford on Saturday, October 14 at Vicarage Road.

Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil, midfielder Francis Coquelin and his French compatriot, full-back Mathieu Debuchy, will also be absent for Arsenal on Wednesday evening.


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