Wel­beck re­ceives heart­felt mes­sage from Ca­zorla af­ter hor­ror in­jury

Observer on Saturday - - Sport -

ON­DON - The Spa­niard knows all about long lay­offs af­ter his night­mare fi­nal cou­ple of sea­sons at the Emi­rates Sta­dium.

The an­kle in­jury picked up by Danny Wel­beck was the main talk­ing point of Arse­nal's goal­less Europa League draw with Sport­ing Lis­bon on Thurs­day evening, and it doesn't look good for the Eng­land for­ward.

Wel­beck landed awk­wardly on his right an­kle af­ter jump­ing for a header in the 25th minute of the game at the Emi­rates Sta­dium, and he was re­placed by Pierre-Em­er­ick Aubameyang.

Gun­ners boss Unai Emery con­firmed that the Eng­land man is set for a long lay­off .

"It is the worst news tonight, this in­jury," said the Spa­niard af­ter the game.

"We think it is se­ri­ous. Ev­ery in­jury it is dif­fer­ent and he broke some­thing in the an­kle.

“The best for him now is to

Lthink for the per­son. He is a very good per­son. “He is com­mit­ted ev­ery day and helps us with his be­haviour, qual­ity and ca­pac­ity. This is very big in­jury for him, for us, for all, for peo­ple who love him like a per­son.”

Wel­beck re­ceived well wishes from around the foot­ball world fol­low­ing the blow, no­tably from his team­mate Me­sut Ozil and Hen­rikhMkhi­taryan, as well as Gary Neville, who he briefly played along­side at Manch­ester United.

Ozil tweeted "Oh no... get well soon Danny," with Neville sim­ply adding a heart emoji to his tweet.

But the most heart­felt mes­sage came from former Gun­ners star Santi Ca­zorla, who suf­fered with huge in­jury is­sues dur­ing the lat­ter years of his Arse­nal ca­reer.

Ca­zorla left Arse­nal for Vil­lar­real in the sum­mer, but the Spa­niard showed that his heart is still very much at the Emi­rates and in­deed with Wel­beck.

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