Arsenal have confirmed Danny Welbeck has undergone a successful planned second operation on his injured ankle.

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

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

Danny Welbeck suffered a "significant right ankle injury" during the goalless Europa League draw with Sporting CP on Thursday, Arsenal have confirmed.

England international Welbeck received oxygen on the pitch and was taken straight to hospital after landing awkwardly following a header during the first half at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners are yet to confirm the exact nature of the issue, although it appears the forward is set to miss several months.

An Arsenal statement read: "Danny remains in hospital and will continue to be assessed. A further update will be issued over the next 72 hours."

The injury casts Welbeck's club future into further doubt, with the 27-year-old out of contract at the end of the season.

Tiago Fernandes praised Sporting CP's discipline as they claimed a rare Europa League clean sheet away from home against Arsenal to put them within touching distance of the knockout stage.

Gennaro Gattuso expects Mateo Musacchio to do everything he can to recover and play for AC Milan against Juventus despite being taken off on a stretcher against Real Betis.

Danny Welbeck was taken straight to hospital after suffering an ankle injury during Arsenal's goalless Europa League draw with Sporting CP, head coach Unai Emery has confirmed.

AC Milan came from behind to earn a 1-1 Europa League draw with Real Betis that was overshadowed by a serious-looking injury to Mateo Musacchio.

Arsenal booked their place in the Europa League knockout stages after a 0-0 draw with 10-man Sporting CP that was marred by an injury to Danny Welbeck.

Odsonne Edouard provided a swift riposte to a late setback as Celtic secured a vital 2-1 Europa League win over RB Leipzig.

Brendan Rodgers' side, for whom defeat would have ended their qualification hopes, had lost back-to-back matches in Group B, including a 2-0 reverse against Leipzig last time out.

And they looked to be heading for a deflating draw when Jean-Kevin Augustin cancelled out Kieran Tierney's first-half opener with 12 minutes remaining at Celtic Park.

However, Edouard hit back within 65 seconds to move the Scottish Premiership champions level with their visitors on six points with two games remaining. 

Celtic had rebounded from their Leipzig loss by scoring 13 goals in a three-game winning streak, including a 5-0 thrashing of title rivals Hearts, but they made a timid start to this clash.

The hosts were forced onto the back foot early in the game but broke the deadlock completely against the run of play.

James Forrest's cross eluded everyone except the alert Tierney, who took a touch before sweeping a low strike beyond Yvon Mvogo.

Leipzig knew a victory would secure their spot in the last 32 but they struggled to mount a meaningful response and Craig Gordon remained largely untested.

Mvogo was called into action in the 55th minute, making an untidy stop from Edouard's low shot, but Celtic retained an air of understandable caution.

They were forced out of their shell by Augustin's headed leveller from Konrad Laimer's delivery, but the reaction was rapid as Ryan Christie squared for Edouard to seal a dramatic triumph.

Rodgers – who breathed a sigh of relief when Matheus Cunha hit the crossbar late on – takes his team to pointless Rosenborg on November 29, while Leipzig make the trip to take on a Salzburg side still boasting a 100 per cent record. 

Maurizio Sarri was unimpressed with Chelsea's ponderous performance against BATE despite a 1-0 win securing his team's passage to the Europa League knockout rounds.

Olivier Giroud's first goal in 794 minutes of club football was one of few positives from a lethargic display that could well have cost the Premier League side.

BATE were denied by the woodwork three times, including once in stoppage time as the hosts went within inches of rescuing a result in frosty conditions.

Chelsea ultimately clung on to move within a point of confirming their status as Group L winners, although their coach was left concerned.

"We didn't play very well. I didn't like the first half because we moved the ball only slowly," Sarri told reporters.

"It was very difficult to be dangerous, but we were better in the first 25 minutes of the second half. We didn't manage the last 15 minutes well.

"The best thing is the result. It wasn't very easy to play a good game here, with the conditions."

Giroud's well-judged header from Emerson Palmieri's cross in the 52nd minute did provide Sarri with the rarity of two strikers in scoring form following Alvaro Morata's brace in the weekend win over Crystal Palace.

The goal opened Giroud's account under the Italian and was his first for Chelsea since May.

"I am pleased for him. He is very important for us," the Blues boss said.

"I know very well a striker wants to score. For his confidence it is very important."

France striker Giroud insisted he lost no belief in his ability during the drought.

"I maybe lacked a bit of efficiency and a bit of luck sometimes, but you always need to keep working hard in training and keep the faith," the 32-year-old told BT Sport. "That's what I did tonight."

Olivier Giroud's first goal under Maurizio Sarri sealed Chelsea's progression to the Europa League knockout rounds with a 1-0 win at BATE on Wednesday.

Sofiane Hanni scored the decisive goal to earn Spartak Moscow a barely believable 4-3 win at home to Rangers in the Europa League, the Russian side equalising three times before completing a stunning comeback.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is convinced that Reiss Nelson will return to the club a better player after his loan spell with Hoffenheim.

AC Milan's mounting injury list cannot be used as an excuse for a poor performance in Thursday's crucial Europa League clash with Real Betis, Gennaro Gattuso has claimed. 

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