Arsenal hand another blow as Wenger confirms the injury of 26-year-old star

September 19, 2017

Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has admitted that he’s not certain how serious Danny Welbeck’s injury is after the England international was forced off during the side’s goalless draw at Chelsea last Sunday.

The 26-year-old Welbeck came off in the 73rd minute of the encounter at Stamford Bridge following a collision with Chelsea centre-back David Luiz.

Speaking after the game, Arsene Wenger confirmed that former Manchester United forward had suffered “a groin problem” and will now face a medical assessment.

“I don’t know how severe it is,” he told the Evening Standard. “It looks like it is a ‘good’ groin problem. Not an easy one.”

Welbeck has featured in all five of Arsenal’s Premier League games so far this season, contributing three goals.

Meanwhile, Wenger has lavished praise on Paris Saint-Germain latest signing Kylian Mbappe, claiming that the France international could become “the new Pele” in world football.

Wenger told beIn Sports: “I think he is exceptionally intelligent, he has an exceptional character and exceptional belief.

“I say to my friends, ‘Mbappe is the new Pele’. He can become the best player in the world, because he as well has the charisma, the character, the belief.

“You never think you’re speaking to an 18-year-old when you speak to him. He always gives you the impression when he gets the ball that something special can happen.”