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

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Welbeck has endured a number of serious injuries during his career and it remains to be seen how long his latest setback will leave him on the sidelines.

The 27-year-old required oxygen after falling badly on his ankle in the 25th minute.

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"I think Danny was working well and was playing a good match".

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.

"This could be a break of something in the ankle", stated Emery.

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It was the hosts that took the game to their opponents, and they were lucky to still be on level terms before half-time.

However, the former Manchester United striker - dubbed by the Portuguese sportspages the "Welbeck Express" such was his all-round powerful display in Lisbon 14 days previously - suffered what looked to be a serious injury in the 25th minute.

"When we have the ball, we're all offensive players".

Arsenal's players, most notably Guendouzi, were clearly moved by seeing their team-mate in pain and the half did not really flow again.

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