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Arsenal’s and England forward Danny Welbeck is set for a ‘definitive’ scan on Tuesday on the groin injury he sustained during the Gunners goalless 0-0 draw with Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.

Early report places him at being out of action for four weeks, but a more certain length of recovery time will be known soon enough.

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

If the former Manchester United striker is out for four weeks, that will see him miss as many as six upcoming matches, including two Europa League group fixtures. Welbeck will also likely be ruled out of England national team in the final round of World cup qualifiers early next month.

The striker’s career has been coupled with series of injuries since he made the surprise £16m switch from boyhood club Man United in the summer of 2014.

When fully fit on his best, Welbeck is among the most dangerous forwards in the Premier League, but he hasn’t managed more than 20 games in a season since his debut for the North London side.

The striker was in brilliant form when Arsenal comfortably beat Bournemouth 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium, a game that brought only our second league win of the season.

Arsenal are next in action on Wednesday night when they face Doncaster in the Carabao Cup, while their Premier League fixtures resume with a home game against West Brom next Monday night.

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