Danny Welbeck is closing on an Arsenal return after 10 months out with injury

By Will Butcher

Arsenal fans have reacted with frustration on Twitter after Danny Welbeck found the back of the net against Chelsea’s reserve side.

Welbeck, 26, has been ousted to the reserve side by manager Arsene Wenger as he continues his comeback from a long-term knee injury.

The former Manchester United and Sunderland striker scored from the penalty spot at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground, as the Gunners ran out 4-1 winners.

Arsenal posted the goal on their official Twitter account, as England international Welbeck found the bottom corner beyond despairing Chelsea stopper Jared Thompson.

Defender Rob Holding also got his name on the score sheet, while youngsters Donyell Malen and Reiss Nelson found the back of the net before Welbeck rounded off the victory.

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Gunners fans were delighted to see Welbeck score on Twitter, while some questioned why he was playing for Arsenal’s reserves instead of their first team.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:


Welbeck made his first appearance for the Gunners in more than half a year on January 7, as he returned against Championship outfit Preston in the FA Cup.

Making six appearances since his return, Arsenal’s number 23 has started just one game in which he scored a brace against Southampton during a 5-0 win.

In other Arsenal news, Gunners fans have reacted on Twitter to Tottenham’s exit from the Europa League.

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