Danny Welbeck is closing in on Arsenal return after nine months out
Comeback kid: Welbeck has been in lively form

Arsenal fans destroyed Danny Welbeck as soon as he was subbed on for Per Mertesacker, and his performance did little to improve their mood.

The Gunners scrapped a 1-1 draw against Southampton, as they conceded a Charlie Austin goal early in the game before Oliver Giroud grabbed a late equaliser.

Arsenal were chasing the game for the majority of it with the Saints defending deep to protect their surprise lead, and Welbeck was introduced to grab a goal midway through the second-half.

At least that’s what fans originally thought – the 27-year-old striker ended up playing the game stuck out on the wing and fans were not happy with his crosses.

Luckily the introduction of Giroud worked out better for the Gunners, as he grabbed the equaliser with two minutes to go.

One fan asked what Welbeck’s excuse was for his inability to cross, saying that at least Hector Bellerin can say he is a defender.

 

Here are the best tweets from angry Arsenal fans:

https://twitter.com/95tiIIinfinity/status/939852951102816256

The draw leaves Arsenal fifth in the table, one point ahead of both Tottenham and Burnley.

The 1-1 draw also means that the Gunners are 14 points off Manchester City at the top of the table.

The Gunners are also level on points with Liverpool, but the Reds have a superior goal difference.

The Reds could go three points clear of Arsenal if they beat Everton in the Merseyside Derby on Sunday.

In other Arsenal news, fans destroyed one player for his first-half performance against Southampton on Sunday.

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