Arsenal boss Unai Emery believes Danny Welbeck's injury affected his players


After losing their opening two matches of the season, Arsenal have won 12 and drawn three of their 15 games in all competitions since, including a run of 11 straight victories between August and October.

The forward landed badly after challenging for a header and needed to be stretched off the pitch after some lengthy treatment, which included him requiring oxygen.

Unai Emery admitted the injury had an adverse affect on his players - although the Emirates stalemate was enough to seal progression into the latter stages of the Europa League. We wish him all the best in his recovery.

"I feel there's a good mix between discipline and freedom", added the German, who has featured in all of Arsenal's 11 Premier League matches, including the 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Saturday.

Arsenal fans and spectators have also taken to social media as they reacted to the painful injury suffered by the Gunners' winger.

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"I was hoping to score soon because I came back late from the World Cup and I was lacking maybe a bit of efficiency and luck but you always need to keep working hard and keep the faith and that´s what happened tonight", France striker Giroud told BT Sport.

"Now he is at the hospital". "We think [they are] serious injuries".

The result saw Arsenal qualify from their group, but the achievement was overshadowed by Welbeck's setback.

"Danny is a very good person, his commitment with us is very big. We are following him every match and know he will help us in the future".

Welbeck collapsed in pain after a collision in the Sporting penalty area 25 minutes into the game at the Emirates and immediately waved for medical attention as he writhed on the ground.