The England international was replaced in the 66th minute of The Three Lions 3-1 over Scotland, with Roy Hodgson playing down the severity after the match
The England boss suggested Welbeck had suffered a “slight stiffness” in his hamstring. With his withdrawal more of a precautionary measure than anything.
The 23-year-old will hope to be involved in this weekend’s blockbuster clash but will likely face an assessment from Arsenal’s medical team when he returns from England duty today.
Let’s hope he recovers in time with Olivier Giroud severely lacking match practice. Wenger will provide a more thorough update over the coming days.
Meanwhile United’s Luke Shaw similarly is a doubt after suffering a muscular injury of his own – add that to the list of injuries to David de Gea, Davey Blind and Michael Carrick from this international break, it offers some comfort.