Arsenal responded from a goal down to defeat Preston North End in the FA Cup third-round, securing a 2-1 win, and a certain Danny Welbeck made a long-awaited return to the Arsenal fold.
Making his first appearance since May, Welbeck was introduced as a second-half substitute and made his return from injury, with fans hoping his injury problems are now behind him and that the former Manchester United man can become a hit in North London.
Welbeck’s performance wasn’t stand-out and Arsenal can expect a lot more from him but Gooners on social media were thrilled to see their striker make his return and all seemed excited for what he could achieve in the months ahead.
With his stand-out moment last season coming as a late winner against eventual champions Leicester City, in a goal that put Arsenal back in the hunt for the title as things stood, Arsene Wenger’s side will hope Welbeck can net some similarly important goals this season and hope for better fortune come the end of the campaign.
Always great to win late, even in games we should be winning easily. Another goal for Giroud, Perez good. Nice to see Welbeck back. ????⚪️ #AFC
— Arsenal Bhöy (@F_Bhoy) January 7, 2017
His goals have been vital! Perez has been very good as well. With welbeck coming back as well we look really strong. CM bit worrying though
— Talal El-Zein (@elzein32AFC) January 7, 2017
I was so happy to see welbeck back on the pitch
— ???????????????????? (@MartzThaChef) January 7, 2017
It was great to see Danny Welbeck back on a football pitch again
— goonerclaude (@goonerclaude) January 7, 2017
So happy that Danny Welbeck is back (great strike towards the end of the game today!). He will be critical in the second half of the season.
— addy (@Addyylaide) January 7, 2017
Thought Welbeck looked really sharp when he came on. Drive through midfield which preceded his shot was excellent.
— Tom Marshall-Bailey (@TomMarshall_B) January 7, 2017
Danny Welbeck is back ????
— G-Rude FC (@ffsgiroud12) January 7, 2017
What a superb cameo from Welbeck. Cannot believe how underrated he is, his impact last season was immense, it'll be the same this one.
— ????Invincible (@UnrealMonrealFC) January 7, 2017
Expect Perez and Welbeck to give us an upgrade to 2nd half of the season from Ox and Theo. Hopefully Wenger feels the same !!
— Mike ⚽️ (@MGChristou) January 7, 2017
Alexis needs a breather and we have Giroud, Perez in form and Welbeck coming back. Good timing guys!
— WengerBeGood (@turnkeyportal) January 7, 2017