INJURY-PRONE former Arsenal team-mates Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere are surprise new entrants in the Sunday Times Young Sport Rich List.

The pair are more likes crocks of gold as it seems they have simply got money for nothing.

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Both are worth £18million despite having played just 448 minutes in the Premier League BETWEEN THEM this season.

Welbeck, 29, now at Watford, suffered a hamstring injury after just two minutes of the match against Tottenham earlier this season.

He has completed just one Premier League game this season.

Wilshere, 28, has not even managed that for West Ham, with a groin injury among the things that have curtailed his playing time this term.

 Danny Welbeck was injured after just two minutes at Tottenham earlier this season

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Danny Welbeck was injured after just two minutes at Tottenham earlier this seasonCredit: Rex Features
 Wilshere has spent more time on the treatment table than the pitch in 2019-20

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Wilshere has spent more time on the treatment table than the pitch in 2019-20Credit: https://www.instagram.com/jackwilshere/?hl=en

At least the pair, tied in 15th on the list of sports stars aged 30 or under, will be able to afford the medical bills.

The Young Rich List is dominated by footballers.

Gareth Bale is top and his exploits with Real Madrid over the past six years see him valued at £114m — up £20m.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba (up £13m to total £50m) and City rival Kevin De Bruyne (up £9m to total £34m) are third and fourth.

Pogba is joined by four of his Red Devils team-mates.

David De Gea (£34m), Anthony Martial (£20m), Luke Shaw (£19m) and Odion Ighalo (£18m) also feature.

Anthony Joshua is the only non-footballer on the list, tucking in just behind Bale in second.

AJ is worth a knockout £107m.

For full details see: thesundaytimes.co.uk/sportrichlist

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