'Typical': Crystal Palace fans dismayed about Danny Welbeck's transfer-wrecking injury

Crystal Palace fans hold up signs after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park on May 13, 2018 in London, England.

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck will not be Crystal Palace's Premier League saviour as he suffered a serious injury in the Europa League draw with Sporting.

Danny Welbeck of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Blackpool at Emirates Stadium on October 31, 2018 in London, England.

Well that didn’t last long.

On Wednesday, the Sun reported a goal-shy Crystal Palace side were hoping to add some much needed quality to their attack with a £10 million January deal for Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck.

And the report added that the Gunners could be willing to cash in on the former Manchester United man, given that he will be a free agent at the end of the season and looked unlikely to sign a new contract.

But, just two days later, Palace’s best laid plans appear to be in ruins already.

And it was not just Arsenal fans who were left holding their head in their heads as Welbeck was stretchered off with a suspected broken ankle in the 0-0 Europa League draw with Sporting Lisbon on Thursday night.

Crystal Palace fans hold up signs after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park on May 13, 2018 in London, England.

The England international is expected to miss most of the 2018/19 campaign now, meaning a January switch to Selhurst Park is surely off the cards. And this has only added to the frustration among the Eagles support.

With Christian Benteke and Alexander Sorloth showing they are not the answer, a new centre-forward remains the top priority for a Crystal Palace side who have not scored a home goal from open play in the Premier League this season.

Danny Welbeck of Arsenal is consoled by Nani of Sporting and the physios assess his injury during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Sporting CP at Emirates Stadium...

 

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