Danny Welbeck was one of the names in Gareth Southgate’s England squad that raised the most eyebrows.
The former Manchester United man has never been the most prolific striker but there were calls for other forwards who have scored more often than Welbeck this sesaon to get the call-up instead.
So the striker – valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt – chose the perfect time to net twice as Arsenal saw off Milan again in the second leg of their Europa League last 16 tie.
It was not without controversy, however, as Welbeck took a tumble under the slightest of contact with the Gunners 1-0 down on the night, in the penalty area.
He dusted himself down to get Arsenal back level and that was the springboard for a performance that brought praise on Twitter from Arsenal fans.
Welbeck’s career has stalled on more than one occasion but Arsenal fans will be hoping this isn’t yet another false dawn. We’ve taken a closer look at the best of the reaction…
Yea he's not been getting the goals but he's been working so hard to get there and I'm really happy for him.
— Sammybee88 (@Sammybee881) March 16, 2018
Well done man
— Aaron Richard (@AAronRIDDB) March 16, 2018
Good to see him doing well
— Karen (@KJL1911) March 16, 2018
Yes he's not getting enough approvals from fans and pundits but he's made a difference recently.
— ̀Tobi OGUNTUGA (@otunoluwa) March 16, 2018
Let's be honest, the #welbeck penalty was soft, but we need players like that in our team SMART enough to ask a question of the officials. He was top class yesterday #datguywelbz #arsenal #afc #gooner
— Chaz (@ChazAFCAway) March 16, 2018
No one deserves that.
— Gooner Chris (@GoonerChris1983) March 16, 2018