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Santi Cazorla Sends Danny Welbeck Classy Message After Last Night's Injury

Danny Marland

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Santi Cazorla Sends Danny Welbeck Classy Message After Last Night's Injury

Featured Image Credit: Credit: PA and @santicazorla Instagram

Following Danny Welbeck's horrific injury in Arsenal's Europa League tie against Sporting Lisbon, support flooded in from around the football world.

Welbeck suffered the injury in the 25th minute when jumping to meet a Stephan Lichtsteiner cross, but then proceeded to land awkwardly on his ankle.

The England international received oxygen on the pitch and had his leg placed in a protective brace as he was taken from the Emirates pitch.

Welbeck receiving treatment last night (Credit: PA)
Welbeck receiving treatment last night (Credit: PA)

Sporting Lisbon winger Nani, one of Welbeck's old Manchester United team-mates, was one of the first on the pitch to offer support to Welbeck.

Teammates past and present tweeted their support for the 27-year-old, including his old club Manchester United.



It is wretched luck for Welbeck who had been named in Gareth Southgate's England squad early Thursday afternoon.

However, the most poignant post of support has come from former Gunner Santi Cazorla.

Santi Cazorla and Danny Welbeck in their time at Arsenal (Credit: PA)
Santi Cazorla and Danny Welbeck in their time at Arsenal (Credit: PA)

Cazorla will know more than anyone how it feels to recover from serious injury.

Last year, the former Malaga man opened up about his horrific Achilles injury which led to the Spaniard fearing he may lose his foot.

The current Villarreal midfielder took to Instagram to show support to his former teammate.

The post reads: "Get Well soon my friend @dannywelbeck.

"These are the worst things in football but I know you are strong and you will come back, you deserve the best My man"

Cazorla, who won two FA Cups with the Gunners, is still fondly remembered by Arsenal fans.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The Arsenal faithful on Twitter were loving Cazorla's classy message.


Arsenal manager Unai Emery spoke about Welbeck's injury post match.

Per Sky Sports, the Spaniard fears a 'serious injury'.

"Every injury is different. He broke something in his ankle and it's a different injury than another.

"Now he's at the hospital and the news is at the moment we are going to wait, but we think this is a serious injury."

We wish Danny Welbeck the best in his recovery.

Topics: Europa League, Santi Cazorla, sporting lisbon, Arsenal, Danny Welbeck

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