Danny Welbeck given oxygen, stretchered off with serious-looking injury

Ross Houston
November 9, 2018

Jeremy Mathieu was sent off late on for the visitors, and he will miss the next game.

Welbeck suffered the injury in the first half of the group stage fixture, with the score locked at 0-0.

Former Gunners defender Keown singled out Aubameyang for criticism after the game and feels there is still much more to come from the 29-year-old.

Joe Cole also shared Keown's opinion in the studio, saying: "He is so talented he has such good physical attributes but he needs senior players pushing him on telling him how good he can be because his goal scoring record is good but he sort of flits in and out of games".

He deservedly received a call up to Gareth Southgate's England squad this afternoon but after what looks like a serious injury against Sporting CP tonight, it looks like he will be out for a long spell. "I think he played within himself and he just needs a little push".

Wenger left the club in the summer after 22 years in charge and was replaced by former Sevilla and Paris St-Germain boss Emery.

"Someone should really be in his camp pushing him on, dragging him, drawing a performance out of him". Aubameyang has scored a lot of goals at Arsenal - 19 in 29 appearances - but he's struggled to impact a lot of games. I think this is the summary of the 90 minutes.

The Gabon worldwide already has nine goals to his name in 14 appearances this season but he still battles with Alexander Lacazette for a spot upfront at Arsenal.

Alex Iwobi also failed to hit the target with a decent chance as Sporting's interim coach Tiago Fernandes turned to prolific forward Bas Dost from the bench in the hopes of leaving north London with three points.

Emery's men can secure top spot in the group with victory at Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava on November 29.

Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal during the Europa League match at the Emirates Stadium.

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