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Danny Welbeck ruled out of EURO 2016

Huge loss for the England manager Roy Hodgson as Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has been ruled out of the European Championships this summer with a knee injury.

The England international picked up a knee injury during the first half of Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City, it has emerged that the 25-year-old forward will be sidelines for at least three months, therefore missing out on the England’s 23-man squad for the Euro 2016 tournament.

Roy Hodgson is due to name a preliminary 23-man squad for the summer tournament on Thursday, and he may look to Theo Walcott, Michail Antonio, Andros Townsend, Marc Albrighton or Wilfried Zaha for more attacking options on the wing.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce recently gave his opinion to consider Jermain Defoe for the European Championship this summer to be held in France.

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