Roy Hodgson gives injury update on Arsenal's Danny Welbeck

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England boss Roy Hodgson plays down concerns over Arsenal's Danny Welbeck.

Arsenal fans will have been worried to see striker Danny Welbeck limp off against Estonia, but manager Roy Hodgson has played down concerns.

The Gunners have already seen key players Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny pick up injuries over the international break.

Welbeck left England's 1-0 win after 79 minutes, replaced by Liverpool's Rickie Lambert.

After the game Roy Hodgson moved to allay fears the 23-year-old had a problem for fans to worry about.

The Metro reported him as stating: "I don’t think he’s injured. He just rolled his ankle slightly and the doctors are not worried about it.

"It had to be Danny [to come off] because he turned his ankle slightly. It’s no danger and he’ll be fit [for Arsenal]."

With Arsenal having Olivier Giroud out already, Welbeck's fitness is crucial to Arsenal's plans.

Arsenal's next fixtures are home games against Hull City and Sunderland with an away tie in the Champions League to Anderlecht in between.

The good news for the Gunners is Theo Walcott is on the cusp of a return to action, giving the club more options in attack.

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