Arsenal fan suffers hernia injury and needs surgery after celebrating Danny Welbeck’s goal

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You can’t blame Arsenal fans for going mental after Danny Welbeck’s 95th minute winner against Leicester.

The win left them just two points behind the Foxes and gave their titles hopes a massive boost in the meantime.

Emirates erupted when Welbeck’s header hit the net and the millions of Gunners were probably going crazy wherever in the world they were watching.

However, one fan in particular, may have celebrated a little too vigorously.

Scott Woods went so mental after the late, late winner that he suffered a hernia injury and now needs surgery.

Scott posted on his Facebook and Instagram, via Reddit: “Thanks to @dannywelbeck and the @arsenal. Celebrated so wildly after his goal that I’ve done my hernia and need surgery. #fortheloveofthegame #afc #welbeck

Intense match

Scott probably wasn’t the only fan that suffered an injury due to the dramatic nature for Arsenal’s winner.

A sending-off, a penalty and a last minute goal. The match had all the ingredients for a heart-attack for the watching fans of Arsenal and Leicester.

Luckily, the injury Scott picked up was slightly less severe and it seems he was in good spirits, posing for a photo with a large smile on his face.

The Gunners trailed after Jamie Vardy put the away side ahead from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time.

A defeat for Arsene Wenger’s men would have left them eight points behind Leicester and almost certainly out of the title race.

However, the tie swung in their favour when Leicester went down to ten men in the 54th minute.

Right-back Danny Simpson picked up two yellow cards in the space of six minutes giving Arsenal all the momentum.

Theo Walcott equalised with 20 minutes remaining but it seemed that Leicester would hold on for a point.

A combination of poor finishing, excellent defending and brilliant saves from goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel kept the scores level going into injury-time.

But Welbeck, who was making his first competitive appearance since April, glanced in Mesut Ozil’s free-kick in the 95th minute to send the Emirates - and Scott - into delirium.

Crunch time

While Scott goes under the knife to fix his hernia, Arsenal will be preparing for a hectic month of fixtures as they compete on three fronts.

They face Hull City in the FA Cup on Saturday before hosting Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday followed by a trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in the league next Sunday.

Hopefully Scott will learn his lesson and celebrate any late Arsenal goals in their remaining fixtures in a lot calmer fashion.

How about a good old-fashioned fist pump next time, Scott?

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