Star Arsenal forward ruled out of Euros with knee injury
Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck has undergone knee surgery and is set to be out of action for the next nine months.
The Barclays Premier League club announced the news on Wednesday, ruling Welbeck out of Euro 2016 and a large part of next season.
Arsenal said on their website: "Danny Welbeck has had surgery to his right knee. Specialists determined surgery was required after scans and tests revealed significant cartilage damage.
"Danny will miss the Euro 2016 Championship in the summer and his full recovery is expected to take approximately nine months."
The 25-year-old suffered the injury during the club's 2-2 draw against Manchester City at the Etihad last Sunday.
The lengthy recovery process means that Welbeck will miss Euro 2016 and at least half of the Gunner's 2016/17 campaign.
The former Manchester United striker joined Twitter to assure fans he will recover from the blow:
I will be back stronger! 💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/ueLNSfHxZl— Danny Welbeck (@DannyWelbeck) May 11, 2016