Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Welbeck display v Southampton
By Harvey Byrne
Danny Welbeck made his first start for Arsenal since May against Southampton on Saturday, and Gunners fans on Twitter were delighted with what they saw.
The 26-year-old made his first appearance for the Gunners as a substitute in the last round and has since played just 11 minutes in another position from the bench against Swansea.
Manager Arsene Wenger decided to place him in the starting line-up against the Saints and his decision was fully justified as Welbeck finished the 5-0 victory with two goals to his name.
The former Manchester United man opened the scoring after just 15 minutes with an excellent chip over the onrushing Harry Lewis, while he managed to slot it through the young goalkeeper’s legs for the second.
He completed 64 minutes for the north London side before being brought off for Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal fans were ecstatic with Welbeck on social media.
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Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Brilliant display from Welbeck. So happy for him
— FG (@FunnyGooner) January 28, 2017
Brilliant performance today Welbeck
— James (@JamesK_1312) January 28, 2017
Brilliant by Welbeck! A good hour under his belt.
— Vinayak Bharti (@vinayak205) January 28, 2017
Welbeck…. Brilliant performance.
— Bobo Kariuki (@frishee) January 28, 2017
Outstanding 1st half performance simply brilliant great to see Welbeck back looking sharp again with 2 goals Ox has been great in the centre
— Mohamed Elmi (@MohamedElmi1994) January 28, 2017
Brilliant to see Welbeck back and scoring, Perez and Ox have been sublime #AFC
— Mike Culpin (@MikeCulpin) January 28, 2017
— Jahan Miah (@AllAboutTheAFC) January 28, 2017
Welbeck made the switch to Arsenal from Manchester United in the summer of 2014 in a £16million deal.
He has played in 54 matches in total for the club, bringing a return of 13 goals and eight assists.
Fans will now be hoping for the striker to hit some form as they aim to put some pressure on top of the league Chelsea.
In other Arsenal news, this 22-year-old suffered a stress fracture earlier in the week.