Danny Welbeck received a heartwarming message from Unai Emery hours after ankle break
Welbeck, 27, was immediately transferred to hospital to receive treatment on his right leg, which got trapped in the turf.
The former Manchester United man’s latest injury setback is expected to keep him on the sidelines for the next four months.
Hours after the match, Emery took to Twitter to send his well wishes to the striker, whose future at the Emirates is well and truly up in the air.
All the @Arsenal with you. Hope to see your smile and energy soon, Danny!
“All the @Arsenal with you. Hope to see your smile and energy soon, Danny!”
Like his Arsenal players, Emery is fearing the worst for fan-favourite Welbeck.
“This is the worst news tonight,” Emery said. “We think it’s serious. He was working well, doing a good match. He had chances.
“His injury also affected the mentality of the players. They saw it was a big injury.
“When you are playing football, playing competitive matches, it can happen. We don’t want that but this is our profession.”
Several of Welbeck’s current and former team-mates took to Twitter to wish him a speedy recovery.
Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla, who himself was plagued by injuries, tweeted: “Get well soon my friend.
"These are the worst things in football but I know you are strong and you will come back, you deserve the best my man.”
Gunners centre-back Rob Holding believes Welbeck can 'come back strong' from his horror injury and has claimed the team will do everything in their power to keep his spirits high.
“He’s been so unlucky with injuries over the past few years but he’s a good character and got a good set of lads around him,” he told the London Evening Standard.
“So we’ll lift him up and get him back as soon as we can. He can come back strong.”
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November 09, 2018
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as spent much of his life in Spain, De Minaur grew up watching Nadal's remarkable feats.</p><p>The teenager said: "Rafa is pretty much like the king in Spain. He's done so many amazing things for the sport.</p><p>"I think this is what you play for: to play the biggest guys and the best guys at the top of their level on the biggest stages."</p><p>De Minaur already has experience of playing Nadal having met him at the same stage of Wimbledon, where he won only seven games.</p><p>"I've already stepped out on court and played him, so that whole experience of playing Rafa, that's not new to me any more," he said.</p><p>"So hopefully this time around I can go a bit more relaxed, just focus on myself, try to play some good tennis."</p><p>Fans without a Eurosport subscription can still sign up for a special deal to watch all of the action for just 1p.</p><p>If you have an Amazon Prime membership, you can add the Eurosport channel to your account for only 1p per month (up to six months).</p><p>Customers who take up the full six months can also tune in for the French Open in May, while the US Open is exclusive to Amazon Prime itself.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
the third round in three sets 6-4 4-6 6-3 this morning to set up an interesting clash with Australian Ashleigh Barty.</p><p>And Eurosport pundit Annabel Croft thinks Sharapova put in a performance to beat the third seed on the Rod Laver Court.</p><p>“It was a huge win for Maria Sharapova and a thoroughly deserved one,” she said.</p><p>“She was the better player today, particularly in the latter stages of that final set - she had more firepower, more weaponry.</p><p>“She was braver, those second serves were quite outstanding and she took more risks. The fact she was able to push Wozniacki right behind the baseline on those second serves said it all.</p><p>“This really was a cracker of a match. In many ways, the ball striking between the two of them between Konta and Muguruza was even more mesmerising whereas this had dips and flows.</p><p>“I thought it was interesting to hear Sharapova say she hasn’t had much opportunity to play the top players in the last 2-3 years, but that it was she had trained for and it was rewarding to get that job done on the last point today.</p><p>“Maria had to work hard for that win today but I thought she was the better player.”</p><p>Sharapova was pleased with her performance against one of the top players, pointing out that she’s not played many since her return for the drug ban.</p><p>“I thought the level was quite high,” she said.</p><p>“I knew I was going to get a really tough match. I haven't played a lot of matches in the last year, especially against top players.</p><p>“These are the matches you train for and it's really rewarding to win the last point."</p><p>Elsewhere American teenager Amanda Anisimova upstaged 11th seed Aryna Sabalenka 6-3 6-2 to storm into the fourth round.</p><p>The fearless 17-year-old bullied her much higher ranked opponent who looked shell-shocked by the power being generated at the other end of the court.</p><p>It was Anisimova's third consecutive straight sets win, which included a 6-0 6-2 destruction of 24th seed Lesia Tsurenko. She will play the winner of Petra Kvitova and Belinda Bencic in the fourth round.</p><p>The youngest player in the draw said she wouldn't mind being a teenage Grand Slam winner like one of the players she most looks up to, Maria Sharapova.</p><p>"I want to win this tournament right now," the Miami teen said, when asked what she longed for.</p><p>Anisimova showed no nerves despite playing in only her third Grand Slam main draw, and not having previously gone past the first round.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
ees them and he made his debut in the media box for Australia’s Channel 9.</p><p>Kyrgios was dumped out of his home Grand Slam in first round by former world No 3 Milos Raonic, freeing up his schedule.</p><p>And while on air in his homeland, the 23-year-old was asked about facing Federer’s forehand.</p><p>“It’s so uncomfortable,” Kyrgios said.</p><p>“He puts the pressure right back on you. He shrinks the court so you feel like you can’t play.</p><p>“It never looks like Federer is fazed. Even if he hits a double fault, he always looks so relaxed.</p><p>“He’s so creative, he doesn’t even have to hit a conventional volley, he can hit swing volleys. He’s so creative, so talented.</p><p>“Federer’s timing is scary good. He almost hits everything on the half-volley.</p><p>“He’s always inside the baseline looking to come forward. He’s such a surgeon. It’s more the unknown with Federer. You think you know what’s coming but you don’t.</p><p>“He’s the greatest of all time. You’re not going to get many chances against Roger, when you get them you have to take them.”</p><p>And when pressed for who had the greatest forehand on tour, Kyrgios hailed the world No 3.</p><p>“I think if he’s feeling good then Roger is definitely one,” he added.</p><p>“The year when Jack Sock was No 8 in the world his forehand was scary. [Juan Martin] Del Potro obviously can give his forehand a bit of a hit as well.</p><p>“This guy called Kyrgios… I think Roger is definitely No 1.”</p><p>However, Courier was curious about Nadal's absence from the list.</p><p>“I did forget about Rafael Nadal,” Kyrgios replied.</p><p>But what about the best backhand, you are now thinking.</p><p>“At times I do feel like my backhand is pretty rock solid,” Kyrgios said.</p><p>“The creativity Federer has off his slice… I think backhand obviously [Novak] Djokovic, [Andy] Murray and lower ranked guys like Benoit Paire has an unbelievable backhand.</p><p>“I think Djokovic probably has that one.”</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
om Manchester City in the summer of 2017, with clubs across Europe keeping tabs on the winger. </p><p>Jadon Sancho will still be at Borussia Dortmund next season, according to Michael Zorc</p><p>'He's an outstanding talent and a big part of our future,' the sporting director said of Sancho</p><p>'We are convinced that we are the best option for him to keep developing. He's not finished yet. Not by a long stretch.</p><p>'And he will certainly play with us next year, come what may.'</p><p>Sancho has been rewarded for his fine form with three England caps and a new deal at the Bundesliga club.</p><p>The 18-year-old, who left Manchester City in August 2017, has broken into the England team</p><p>The 18-year-old put pen to paper on a new contract back in October and has himself played down suggestions he is looking to move.</p><p>'I just want to play football and I'm getting that opportunity here,' he said last week. 'I'm happy right now.</p><p>'(The language barrier) worried me quite a lot, but when I came and everyone started speaking English I got more comfortable,' Sancho admitted. 'My German isn't the best but I'm learning, I have to learn.</p><p>'I've adapted really well. Obviously when I first came it was a bit difficult because I'm not around the corner from my house.' </p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p>Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p> We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.</p><p>Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group</p>
me Maurizio Pochettino was read out over the PA system when he came on for a brief extra time cameo.</p><p>Maurizio is the 17-year-old son of Spurs manager Mauricio and he came off the bench for the last nine minutes of their FA Youth Cup fourth round loss to Arsenal on Thursday night.</p><p>17-year-old Maurizio Pochettino, son of Tottenham manager Mauricio, plays for Spurs in their FA Youth Cup defeat to Arsenal on Thursday night</p><p>The winger came off the bench in extra time as his side were defeated 5-2 at Boreham Wood</p><p>With Spurs trailing their north London rivals 5-2 when he was introduced in the 111th minute, there was little the winger could do to affect the outcome on this occasion.</p><p>But this chip off the old block is certainly hopeful of making mark way in the game at the club managed by his famous father.</p><p>Pochettino Jr's profile on the Spurs website makes no mention of his parentage, merely saying: 'A wide player with an eye for goal, Maurizio Pochettino was born in Barcelona and has since lived in Paris and Southampton.'</p><p>That is, of course, his father's career path, from Barcelona-based Espanyol to Paris Saint-Germain where Mauricio finished his playing days, to his first managerial assignment in the Premier League with the Saints.</p><p>And when Pochettino was given the Spurs job in May 2014, his son made the switch from Southampton's academy to Tottenham's six months later.</p><p>Pochettino challenges James Olayinka of Arsenal during the fourth round tie on Thursday</p><p>Pochettino Jr will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of his famous father by enjoying a successful playing career</p><p>Since then, Maurizio has worked his way up through the ranks, combining football with academic studies at Aldenham School initially.</p><p>He then signed on at the Spurs academy full-time as a scholar in the summer of 2017 and shortly afterwards made the first of his appearances for the youth team in the Under-18 Premier League.</p><p>By a quirk of fate, his debut at that level came in a 2-1 win at old club Southampton and Pochettino scored for the first time in a 5-2 win at Swansea in November 2017.</p><p>In all, he made six appearances for Scott Parker's under-18 side that season, mostly as a right winger, and also played three times from the bench in the team's run to the Under-18 Premier League Cup final.</p><p>Further youth team outings have followed this season in what has become a free-scoring side currently top of the southern section of the Under-18 Premier League.</p><p>Pochettino Jr pictured warming up ahead of Spurs' UEFA Youth League game with Inter Milan</p><p>The teenager plays for the Spurs youth team and has also played once for the under-23s</p><p>He found the net in a 7-0 drubbing of Norwich back in October and in December made his debut for the Under-23 side in a win at Manchester City.</p><p>Though they were blown away in extra time against Arsenal, ending their Youth Cup aspirations for another season, they have a great chance of winning the league title.</p><p>Spurs are also still in the UEFA Youth League, where they are due to play Greek side PAOK in the play-off round next month.</p><p>Pochettino's other son, Sebastiano, is also involved at Spurs. He is the first-team's sports scientist, having originally been employed as a sports scientist assistant.</p><p>Sebastiano is heavily involved with the first-team and at 23, he is the youngest to hold that position in the Premier League.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p>Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p> We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.</p><p>Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group</p>
sion.</p><p>Joe Buck and Troy Aikman could not picture this a few years ago.</p><p>That’s when the Fox broadcasters were watching one of Jared Goff’s first practices with the Rams and were not quite sure what they were seeing from the No. 1 pick.</p><p>“Goff was running the scout team and Troy and I looked at each other and said, ‘Man the ball is just coming out terribly,’ ” Buck recalled on a conference call this week.</p><p>“Jeff Fisher’s son was one of the defensive coaches and was yelling at Goff and I remember thinking, ‘Man they just paid a king’s ransom for the first pick overall and it was not an impressive day.’ Then he played and he went 0-7 and you started hearing that ‘b’ word thrown around. And ‘bust’ is not what you want to hear when you are the No. 1 pick.”</p><p>Goff has come a long way from being yelled at by the coach’s son. He has become one of the top quarterbacks in the league and is running a high-powered offense since Sean McVay replaced Fisher as head coach two seasons ago. That duo, along with Todd Gurley and an impressive defense, led the Rams to back-to-back NFC West titles and the franchise’s first playoff win in 14 seasons.</p><p>The Saints, with Drew Brees and Sean Payton, now stand between them and the Super Bowl.</p><p>“I do believe Jared Goff will win a Super Bowl and maybe more than one,” Aikman said. “He’s been outstanding and it certainly helps with the players around him and the play-caller around him in Sean McVay.</p><p>“He’s made throws this year that I would put against any throws ever, going back to my time or the ones I’ve seen as a broadcaster.”</p><p>The young-against-old quarterback matchup is not unique to the NFC. Tom Brady is practically preordained for championship weekend, having led the Patriots there eight straight times. Patrick Mahomes is the MVP favorite in his second year in the league and first as a starter for the Chiefs.</p><p>“You just don’t see any cracks in his armor,” SiriusXM Radio analyst and former Bears and Patriots quarterback Jim Miller said.</p><p>“It’s hard to believe that a second-year quarterback who doesn’t seem to have an off game. He always seems to prepare, he sounds like he’s a willing worker from everyone in the locker room. He’s extremely talented. How he takes to coaching is tremendous. You just can’t see him having a bad game.”</p><p>He won’t be able to afford one Sunday evening. When New England and Kansas City met in Week 6, Mahomes threw for 352 yards and four touchdowns, but that was not enough in a 43-40 loss. A Patriots win this time will get Brady and Bill Belichick to a third straight Super Bowl.</p><p>“I think everyone outside of New England is tired of New England being in the AFC Championship games,” Miller said. “Call it jealousy or wanting to see something different, you just have to marvel at what Bill Belichick and Tom Brady and the entire New England Patriots organization has done. The consistency of this dynasty has been unparalleled, I don’t know if we’ll ever see this again in terms of their dominance.”</p><p> News Corp. is a network of leading companies in the world of diversified media, news, and information services. </p>
could win their first league since 1990, despite three previous run-ins since then which ended in heartbreak.</p><p>Wijnaldum has played more minutes than any other midfielder in the squad, and his ever-present dynamism in midfield has been key to the side’s consistency.</p><p> I think it would be stupid if I said [we don't think we can become champions]</p><p>"If you ask people from Manchester City: ‘Will they be champions?', they'll say ‘yes'.</p><p>“It's a bad sign if you say ‘no’, but we'll see what happens until the end of the season.</p><p>“We will give everything we have, try to win every game and see what happens at the end of the season. There's still a long way to go.</p><p>"I'd prefer to speak about games, like now against Crystal Palace, than about the championship. We just want to make the season as good as possible.</p><p>"We are trying to give everything during the season and hope we will succeed.</p><p>“When we look back at the end of the season we will say: 'Ok, what we have right now, we gave everything to reach that.’”</p><p>The 28-year-old already has one league title to his name, claiming the Eredivisie crown in 2015 with PSV when Ajax - like City - were firm favourites before the campaign.</p><p>City travel to Huddersfield on Sunday, meaning they could be seven points behind before kick-off, with the pressure on them.</p><p>Asked whether that gives Liverpool an advantage, Wijnaldum said: “It's difficult to say.</p><p>“I had the feeling it felt like an advantage when I was at PSV, we felt like we were putting pressure on them whenever we won a game, but we were not thinking we have to win today to put pressure on Ajax.</p><p>"We went out, tried to enjoy it and win the game - and we won nearly every game so it worked well. We concentrated on our own game, that's the only thing you can control."</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
, 7-5, 6-2 in their third-round clash this morning.</p><p>The world No 3 then headed back to the changing room knowing a good day’s work had set up a last-16 tie with Stefanos Tsitsipas.</p><p>While Federer was walking behind the scenes in Melbourne he crossed paths with rival Nadal, who was heading out to the practice courts to warm up for his showdown with Alex De Minaur.</p><p>And the pair slapped hands during the brief encounter, which had supporters purring on Twitter.</p><p>One supporter wrote: “Love it! It's always nice to see this between players.”</p><p>While another added: “Awww this is too cool.”</p><p>And a further fan commented: “Bromance on top!! Feeling the love.”</p><p>Federer and Nadal have been long-term rivals but their relationship grew stronger when they played doubles together at the Laver Cup in 2017.</p><p>The pair helped Europe to win the inaugural tournament.</p><p>However, they are currently battling it out at the Australian Open to try and increase their incredible trophy hauls.</p><p>Nadal is gearing up to take on De Minaur this morning and Federer has backed the Spaniard to join him in the next round.</p><p>“I still favour Rafa just because it’s Rafa and I love the guy,” Federer said.</p><p>“I think it’s going to be an interesting match-up. I think we all admire how quick [Alex De Minaur] is and his work ethic. Not that we don’t have it but you just see it more with him!</p><p>“I think he’s doing a really nice job. It’s never easy to compete and to win at home to be quite honest and he did that back-to-back years now and showed he’s going to be someone who’s probably at the top for a long time.</p><p>“Is he going to be top 20, top 10, top five? I don’t know.</p><p>“But tonight is going to be the moment to shine, I think.”</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
he league to take control over the Marcelo Bielsa issue.</p><p>Bielsa has hit the headlines in recent days after admitting sending a member of Leeds’ staff to Derby’s training ground.</p><p>It came the day before the two sides met with Leeds eventually winning the Championship clash 2-0.</p><p>Bielsa explained his reasons for sending a spy to Derby’s training in a lengthy press briefing on Wednesday.</p><p>Bielsa explained that he and his coaching staff analyse every game their opponents played the previous season and this campaign, taking four hours per match.</p><p>And Holloway wondered exactly why Bielsa needed a member of staff at the training ground when there is this level of video technology.</p><p>“I don’t want to get too funny, but our country, I’m not as proud of it as I used to be because we don’t seem to be in control of anything, that’s not nice."</p><p>Holloway then took aim at the government over this week's handling of the Brexit vote.</p><p>“If you look at our government, they’re all running around trying to get personal gains when we are in the biggest problems since the war," he said.</p><p>“Why are they all trying to get personal gains when it should be about us and getting it right."</p><p>Turning back to football, Holloway added: “I don’t understand why the English game doesn’t say: ‘No that’s not right, you can’t do that, we’ve got to change the rules.’</p><p>“I want someone in charge of us to carry the banner and what we believe in this country.</p><p>“I keep going back to Luis Suarez, fantastic player, but you can’t bite someone on the pitch, not in England. That ain’t right.</p><p>“We play cricket in England. That’s just not cricket.</p><p>“Where’s the line drawn? I want our football to stand up and say you’ve pushed the boundaries too much.”</p><p>The EFL have confirmed they will investigate Bielsa and Leeds for sending the spy to Derby.</p><p>In a statement, the EFL said: “The EFL has today written to Leeds United requesting their observations in regard to an incident that took place in the vicinity of Derby County’s training ground on Thursday 10 January, 2019.</p><p>“The EFL has now determined that it is appropriate to consider this matter in the context of a number of EFL Regulations whilst also noting that the alleged actions appear to contravene the Club’s Charter that all EFL clubs agreed to in summer 2018.</p><p>“The decision to progress this matter to a formal investigation comes as a result of the club’s manager, Marcelo Bielsa, admitting to instructing an individual to undertake the acts being complained of in a television interview broadcast on Sky Sports on Friday 11 January 2019.</p><p>“The Football Association has also confirmed they are considering the same matter in line with its own rules and the EFL will work with its FA counterparts to ensure that any potential action taken does not prejudice those investigations being undertaken.”</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
and the RAW superstar thinks the WWE legend is determined to make his life as tough as possible out of envy.</p><p>Elias is one of the most exciting rising acts on RAW today and has amassed a legion of fans thanks to his entertaining music segments, exciting wrestling skills and explosive promos.</p><p>The ex-NXT star believes his character has plenty of similarities to Cena’s but what separates them is their mentality.</p><p>“It seems like every big event, whatever it may be, he seems to pop up and make life tough for Elias.</p><p>“There are a lot of similarities in our careers: The music, the crowd [reactions], things like that.</p><p>“He’s got the ‘Never Give Up’ mentality.</p><p>“Whereas, I’m saying, ‘Walk with Elias. I’ll take care of you.’</p><p>“It’s just clashing philosophies.”</p><p>Cena and Elias will compete in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match on January 27 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.</p><p>They will be joined by other popular WWE superstars like Seth Rollins, Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, Samoa Joe and more.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>