Emery confirms Welbeck fractured ankle

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has confirmed Danny Welbeck has undergone surgery on a broken ankle.

Danny Welbeck has broken his ankle and undergone surgery, Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has confirmed.

Welbeck sustained the injury against Sporting CP in the Europa League on Thursday and Arsenal confirmed the following day that he was still in hospital.

And speaking at a news conference following Sunday's Premier League draw at home to Wolves, Emery confirmed widespread reports that Welbeck's ankle was broken.

"Danny's injury is big," Emery told reporters. "We spoke with him yesterday and today.

"We support him. I think he will not be with us for a long time."

England international Welbeck was named in the Three Lions squad for a friendly against United States and Nations League clash with Croatia this week, but the striker now faces a long road to recovery.