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Danny Welbeck injured groin in Arsenal-Chelsea draw, says Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed striker Danny Welbeck injured his groin in the draw at Chelsea.

The England international was named in the Gunners’ starting line-up in the 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday but was substituted with the injury after 73 minutes.

Olivier Giroud replaced the 26-year-old Welbeck for the final 17 minutes of the goalless stalemate.

Wenger confirmed the injury but says he does not know how long he will be without the forward.

“He has a groin problem,” Wenger said. “I don’t know how severe it is but it looks like a ‘good’ groin problem, not an easy one.”

Welbeck has scored 20 goals in 52 starts for Arsenal since a £16m transfer from Manchester United in September 2014.

He made only 20 appearances for the club last season due to injury problems.

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