Welbeck to have scan on injured groin

Danny Welbeck

GETTYDanny Welbeck was taken off against Chelsea

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.

Having undergone a preliminary scan on Monday, the England worldwide is set for a second scan today to give a definitive assessment of his groin injury according to reports.

Danny Welbeck will be out at least until after next month's global break with a groin injury sustained in Arsenal's match against Chelsea on Sunday.

Reports suggest he could be out of action for around a month, which would be a major blow to Arsene Wenger considering he's started all five of Arsenal's Premier League games so far this season.

Welbeck is certain to miss tomorrow night's League Cup clash with Doncaster while a month absence would also see him sit out league games with West Brom, Brighton and Watford as well as Europa League games with BATE Borisov and Red Star Belgrade.

However, England boss Gareth Soutgate isn't blessed with such options so he'll be cursing his luck that Welbeck is now set to miss upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania.

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

Wenger said: 'Mesut is training again but, for Wednesday, no [he will not feature]. "He has a little inflammation of his knee".

Welbeck suffered the injury in the goalless draw at Stamford Bridge against arch-rival Chelsea on Sunday.

"It will be a similar team to the one that played against Cologne", Wenger confirmed.

The manager additionally confirmed that both Jack Wilshere and Calum Chambers will be involved against Darren Ferguson's third-tier Doncaster, who have won just one of eight league matches so far in 2017-18 but did knock out Championship side Hull City in the last round.

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