Arsenal sealed their first competitive win under Unai Emery on Saturday, securing three points after overcoming West Ham at the Emirates Stadium.
Things did not go the Gunners way throughout though as the hosts fell behind to Marko Arnautovic’s strike but Nacho Monreal equalised just minutes later, with an own goal in the second half from Issa Diop handing Arsenal the lead.
Emery’s side battled hard to seal the result with a third goal and finally found the breakthrough late on after Danny Welbeck’s introduction, with the England international scoring off the bench to mark his return to the side in style.
Welbeck was widely linked with an exit over the course of the summer and faces a stern fight for regular action due to competition from the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, though he has opened his account for the season before both players.
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Here, we have assembled some of the best reactions from Arsenal fans after Welbeck’s first goal of the season.
For me, Welbeck is the best striker in Premier League history
— P? (@RedLacazette) August 25, 2018
10 minutes, 1 goal.
Over to you Alexis Sanchez. ??
— WelBeast Backup (@WellBeast) August 25, 2018
League goals this season.
— Mesut Ozil (@WeAreOzil) August 25, 2018
Welbeck showing Auba how its done ????
— Shifty (@LetMeRunAVisa) August 25, 2018
More league goals than Ronaldo this season but you won't hear about it coz AGENDA
— Himanshu (@TheIndianGooner) August 26, 2018
Deserves to start. Considering that our defense isn’t so good, he could improve that because of his work rate & back tracking.
— Dr. Abdulkarim Usman (@thedreamville) August 26, 2018
The beast is back
— Pied Piper (@JaqenHg70834109) August 26, 2018
— Daniel Johnson (@DanielJ2799) August 26, 2018
Leader, Legend. Give him the captaincy. Wele.
— TheArseneView (@TheArseneView) August 25, 2018