Football: Knee injury forces Arsenal forward Welbeck out of FA Cup final

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck (left) pushes the ball past Reading keeper Adam Federici during the FA Cup Semi Final at Wembley Stadium on April 18, 2015. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that Welbeck will miss the team's FA Cup Final clash against As
Arsenal's Danny Welbeck (left) pushes the ball past Reading keeper Adam Federici during the FA Cup Semi Final at Wembley Stadium on April 18, 2015. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that Welbeck will miss the team's FA Cup Final clash against Aston Villa due to a knee injury. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will miss Saturday's FA Cup final against Aston Villa due to a knee injury, manager Arsene Wenger told a press conference on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old has also been withdrawn from the England squad for their friendly against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on June 7 and 2016 European Championship qualifier against Slovenia in Ljubljana on June 14.

"Danny Welbeck will not be fit, not for us, nor for England," said Wenger, whose side are the FA Cup holders. "We called them yesterday, the FA (Football Association), to explain that his bone bruising of the knee has not healed."