Danny Welbeck
Danny WelbeckReuters

England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Danny Welbeck is not injured after the Arsenal striker limped out of the Three Lions Euro 2016 qualifier victory over Estonia.

The 23-year-old twisted his ankle and was replaced by Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert in the second half. The Gunners are already without the services of two strikers Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo.

Welbeck was signed on deadline day from Manchester United and is the north London club's only recognised player in the attacking division.

Arsenal take on Hull City in the weekend's league clash and Hodgson claims the striker should be fit for the fixture against the Tigers.

"I don't think he's injured. He just rolled his ankle slightly. The doctors are not worried about it," Hodgson explained.

The north London club will be without the services of ten players for the Hull clash. Apart from Giroud and Sanogo, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Debuchy, Serge Gnabry, Theo Walcott, David Ospina and Laurent Koscielny are all on the sidelines.

In addition to this, defender Calum Chambers faces a one-match suspension and will miss the upcoming Premier League tie.

Hodgson's comments should come as a relief for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal fans as two players are down with injuries during the international break.

Since joining Arsenal, Welbeck has netted four times in all competitions, which includes a hat-trick in the Champions League against Galatasaray.

The former United striker's club and country teammate Jack Wilshere says Welbeck is enjoying playing in his preferred role as a centre forward.

"He didn't really get that chance for Manchester United to play at the top and be the key man, the goalscorer," Wilshere said.

"He's got that chance at Arsenal and he's showing everyone what he can do. I wouldn't say it's the start of him - but he's really starting to grow up. He's the key man and he likes that pressure of being the key man. His attitude is fantastic.

"If you look through the leagues, there's not many centre forwards who give you that work rate and score goals," the Arsenal midfielder concluded.