Arsenal striker Welbeck stretchered off in Europa League

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England and Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck was stretchered off the field with a brace on his right leg.

The serious-looking leg injury cut his day short after less than a half hour of Arsenal’s Europa League match against Sporting Lisbon at the Emirates Stadium.

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Welbeck was hurt in a bid to head a Stephane Lichtsteiner cross on goal, and a few of his teammates were visibly shaken in monitoring his treatment.

The 42-times capped England man was replaced by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after a lengthy delay in London.

Welbeck was called up for the Three Lions’ matches against the United States and Croatia next week, but it would be surprising if the striker was available to Gareth Southgate.