If there’s one man who you can be sure would empathise with another over an injury, it’s Jack Wilshere. The England midfielder’s career has been punctuated by prolonged absences, so it’s clear he feels for Danny Welbeck after the striker damaged his knee in the 2-2 draw with Man City yesterday.
Arsenal fear he’s damaged his lateral meniscus, a problem that would keep him out of Euro 2016 if it’s confirmed, and of course it comes on the back of another major injury.
Welbeck suffered bone bruising in his other knee last season, and ended up requiring surgery. He only made his first appearance of the season in February, and now it looks as if this campaign is over for him.
He was replaced by Wilshere, who said, “Of course I didn’t want to get on like that. Danny has been through enough injuries.
“He’s been through hell and I know what it’s like for him. He’ll be gutted.”
Welbeck will have a scan today to assess the severity of the problem. Fingers crossed for him.