Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Welbeck cameo against Preston
By Harvey Byrne
Danny Welbeck made his return from injury in Saturday’s FA Cup match against Preston, and Arsenal fans were pleased to see him back.
The 26-year-old England international was limited to a seven minute substitute appearance as he entered the pitch for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after 81 minutes.
The forward didn’t get on the score sheet, but the Gunners did score the winning goal through Olivier Giroud in the 2-1 victory while he was on the pitch.
Welbeck did pull off a shot from goalkeeper Chris Maxwell during his appearance and fans on social media were glad to see the striker back out on the pitch.
Here are a selection from their messages on Twitter:
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Welbeck's shot would've been a perfect comeback goal. Happy he's back.
— Moqayah (@Moqayah) January 7, 2017
Like the look of Perez though from what I've seen. Giroud a vital player for his goals alone. Welbeck back now who I rate highly.
— Ben Thear (@benthear) January 7, 2017
Was so good to see welbeck back and almost got a goal at the end. Gonna be important player for the rest of the season!
— Gunning4Gooners (@Gunning4Gooners) January 7, 2017
You know how happy I am to see Welbeck back out there in an Arsenal shirt
— ???? (@sarahhandleyx) January 7, 2017
With Özil back at no.10 I'd have Welbeck left, Alexis right & Giroud up top (can't drop him in this form).
— Rudy (@RudyAFC) January 7, 2017
Love Welbeck. Enthusiasm makes up for the killer instinct that is blatantly missing.
— Vakertvs (@vakertvs) January 7, 2017
Welbeck made the switch from English giants Manchester United to Arsenal in a £16million deal during the summer of 2014.
His career at the Emirates Stadium has so far been marred by injury and he has played just 49 times in all competitions with a return of 13 goals and eight assists.
However, his return may have come at the right time for the club with Arsene Wenger’s side recently falling outside of the top four of the Premier League.
The north London side will face relegation battling Swansea next at the Liberty Stadium.
In other Arsenal news, here are three things learned from the Gunners’ clash with Preston.