Danny Welbeck injury could rule Arsenal forward out of Euro 2016
Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck could be in danger of missing the European Championship after sustaining a knee injury on Sunday.
Arsene Wenger says Welbeck may have damaged his meniscus in the 2-2 draw at Manchester City and is "worried" that it's another serious knee injury for the forward.
Welbeck hurt his knee 20 minutes into the game and had to go off after initially trying to play on. The forward missed more than half the season with another serious knee injury, and Wenger said Welbeck could find himself sidelined again.
"The medicals told me it could be a meniscus. A lateral meniscus. And I hope they're wrong. But Danny looks down, so he knows," Wenger told Sky Sports. "He's not a guy who likes to go off. So I'm a bit worried."
Welbeck has been hoping to make England's European Championship squad after playing well since coming back from his previous injury in February. And Wenger said it was too soon to rule out his chances of being fit for the Euros.
"I don't want to say that," Wenger said. "Let's be a bit more optimistic and wait for the scan tomorrow."
Jack Wilshere came on for Welbeck for his first extended minutes in the Premier League this season, potentially boosting his hopes of convincing Roy Hodgson to bring him to France.
"No one wants to come on for an injured player after 20 minutes, especially someone like Danny after all he's been through," Wilshere said. "But for me, to get 70 minutes in a game like this, with high intensity and the pressure, it's good for me."
Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @MattiasKaren.