Arsenal sweat on Welbeck injury but good news for Walcott and Gibbs

There is not a lot of news coming out about the injury picked up by the Arsenal and England forward Danny Welbeck last night, other than that the 24-year old tweaked his knee in a challenge with the Lithuania keeper late on in the game.

It is especially frustrating for Arsene Wenger as Roy Hodgson admitted that he was already planning to replace the Arsenal striker at that point and the game was done and dusted by then, with Welbeck´s goal and assist a big reason for that.

Now the Gunners have to wait anxiously to discover just how bad the injury is but he certainly will not be playing for England in Italy on Tuesday. When one door shuts, however, another one opens and it looks highly likely that two more of our stars, Theo Walcott and Kieran Gibbs, have a great chance of starting for England next week.

England also released left back Leighton Baines and Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, leaving space in the first team for the Arsenal duo who will be very keen to add to their international caps and try to prove to Hodgson that they should be in the starting line up all the time.

Theo definitely needs the game time and match sharpness and it could be very useful for Arsenal if Welbeck is to miss any domestic action. And Gibbs, in my opinion, should already be first choice going on form and the fact that Baines has never repeated his club form for his country.

Welbeck´s knock is a concern but Arsenal have enough attacking options to cope don´t we?

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  1. Arsenal are ready to offer €2,5m plus add-ons for Penarol’s 17-year-old midfielder Federico Valverde. looks like a typical wenger signing unkown kid

  2. Arsenal have cooled interest in Dybala after meetings with Palermo. The asking fee of 40 million euros is not justified for a player having 1 year left on contract

    1. Great to see you back Leo !!

      Love reading your comments as many others do, keeping us updated would be much appreciated …

      And f-ck the haters, do your thing

    1. im conflicted, hes a spud but also means england have a quality striker for next decade.
      when hes in spud colours hes the enemy
      in england white…he gets a pass

    2. What about making ass of Theo cause he fell, had he done it to Rooney it won’t be a big deal.

  3. I think Gibbs is a much better LB than Baines.and he was porr again last night …not sure why Baines always get chosen before Gibbs

    Lets hope Theo does play OK on Tuesday if given the chance, we will need him if Welbeck is out for any length of time..especially seeing as all our reserve strikers are out on loan now the Chuba has gone out too

  4. We need striker who can stand by himself and take us to next level … He isn’t bad but avg striker is not good enough for top teams … Against top teams only hold up play attribute means nothing when you lack first touch, positioning, speed, dribbling, finishing and agility … Do you think we will ever win CL with Giroud leading the line against Silva, Luiz, Pepe, Hummel, Ramos …
    I am not disrespecting Giroud, I want someone better and don’t tell me there are not many strikers already far better than him … Look at this Kid “Kane” he punish chelsea defense only by himself
    I agree on Sczney

  5. Just because we want a better striker doesn’t mean we disrespect Giroud or think he isn’t good.

    Giroud is very good. But we need someone faster and a better finisher liike Costa. Giroud is also nearly 30, so makes sense to get another top striker. If Giroud is better, he will keep his spot but nothing wrong with depth of top quality and competition

    I want to fight for 1st place and CL.
    There is no time for loyalty
    We should always be trying to improve our team because Chelski, United, City will just go ahead of us again

  6. Ill answer seeing as they didnt bother. The name of that striker is……. Chuba Akpom, in two years from now if we can wait, and he will be followed shortly by Hayden Beilik Crowley Zelalem and co.

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