Arsenal Will Be Without Danny Welbeck Through the International Break


Arsenal Will Be Without Danny Welbeck Through the International Break

Boss Arsene Wenger said the England forward is unlikely to return before next month's global break.

Danny Welbeck is ruled out until at least the worldwide break, meaning that he will miss Arsenal's next four matches domestically and in Europe.

As well as having to sit out the Doncaster game, he will miss the Premier League fixtures with West Brom and Brighton, and the Europa League tie at BATE Borisov of Belarus.

So Welbeck might be targeting the Prem visit to Watford on Saturday, October 14.

On Mesit Ozil, who missed the 0-0 draw at Chelsea with an injury, Wenger said: "Mesut is training again, but for tomorrow no [he will not feature]".

Playmaker Mesut Ozil, midfielder Francis Coquelin and full-back Mathieu Debuchy will also be absent on Wednesday.

The England star who started the game was forced off after 73 minutes at Stamford Bridge. "He has a little inflammation of his knee".

But as a result of Arsenal's improved display, Wilkins reckons manager Arsene Wenger should consider dropping Ozil when they play away from home as he is a liability to the team.

The Gunners haven't lost to lower league opposition at home in the League Cup since November 1983 against Walsall, winning 25 of their last 28 contests, including the last seven in a row.

And Chambers suffered a recurrence of an old hip injury in the Carabao Cup win over Doncaster which will sideline him for a similar amount of time.

The Gunners beat the Germans 3-1 in that controversial, late-starting Europa League game game last week, with France striker Olivier Giroud starting.