Arsene Wenger reacts to Danny Welbeck injury ahead of Arsenal v Aston Villa

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger delivers verdict on Danny Welbeck's knee injury ahead of Villa clash

Arsene Wenger says everyone at Arsenal is devastated for Danny Welbeck after the striker’s injury setback.

The England international picked up a knee injury during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Welbeck attempted to run off the injury before the 25-year-old was replaced by another injury-prone Arsenal player, Jack Wilshere, in the first half on Eastlands.

The former Manchester United striker has since undergone an operation on his knee which has ruled Welbeck out of England’s European championship campaign this summer.

And Arsenal manager Wenger expressed his despair at Welbeck’s new knee injury ahead of Arsenal’s final game of the season against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.

“We’re all devastated, and Danny even more so,” Wenger told Arsenal’s website. “We can only feel sad and support Danny now in order to get him back.

“It was basically from an anonymous tackle. The difference between the tackle and the severity of the injury is baffling. We don’t understand that but we have to accept the verdict and we have to live with it.

“Danny has to deal with it unfortunately. We just have to give him the maximum support we can and show him that we trust he can come back.”

Welbeck moved to Arsenal in a £16m deal from Manchester United in 2014.

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The former Red Devils man scored five times in 16 games in all competitions for Arsenal since his return from a knee problem in February.

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