Hodgson delivers latest Welbeck injury update ahead of Arsenal v Man United

The England boss says Danny Welbeck should be fit for Saturday's clash

Roy Hodgson expects Danny Welbeck to be fit for Arsenal’s showdown with Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

The England striker was substituted in the second half of Tuesday night’s 3-1 win over Scotland at Celtic Park and appeared to be in some discomfort.

However, speaking after the friendly victory, Hodgson said that Welbeck’s withdrawal was a precaution because he felt some stiffness in his groin.

“Luke Shaw and Danny Welbeck were taken off the field because they felt slight stiffness in their groin and hamstring,” said Hodgson.

The England boss was also full of praise for Jack Wilshere following the Arsenal midfielder’s impressive displays for the Three Lions against Slovenia and Scotland.

“[If I asked Wilshere] to play further forward in the left of right-hand position, I think he’d do that extremely well too,” said Hodgson.

“But at the moment, particularly because there are quite a few people competing in that position not available to us, Jack’s stepped up to the plate and played extremely well.

“He’s going to be delighted with his autumn and I’m hoping now that he’ll carry that forward, not only for us but also for his club as well.”

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