Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck finally made his return to the first team against Preston North End in the FA Cup on Saturday night and Gunners faithful have taken to Social Media to express their delight.
The Englishman has been struggling with injuries since joining the Emirates club in 2014 and hasn’t played a single minute this season.
The 26-year-old came on for Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 82nd minute, as the North London club moved into the next round virtue of a late goal from Giroud.
He made a great impact when he did come on and forced a wonderful save from the Championship side’s goalkeeper Chris Maxwell with a thumping long-range effort.
The former Manchester United star played on the wings alongside Lucas Perez with Olivier Giroud playing upfront and all three men looked at ease alongside each other. He will now be hoping to help the North London club regain some ground on table-toppers Chelsea in the Premier League.
Welbeck joined the Gunners from Manchester United 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 50 games with 8 assists and 16 goals.His return
His return will provide a huge to Wenger and his men, who have been on a slump recently in the League. The north London side will face relegation battling Swansea next at the Liberty Stadium.
Here are some of the reactions from Twitter:
Indeed it was
Welbeck's return is so refreshing. Good squad player. So many options going forward now.
— afc (@LinkUpPlay) January 7, 2017
It's actually mad that Welbeck's made 50 appearances when you consider he injury problems he's had. Love the lad.
— H (@HarryRiley96) January 7, 2017
All I see there on the positive side for arsenal was welbeck is back! #inthehat
— jason plunkett (@plunkmaster) January 7, 2017
Welbeck has amazing fitness levels after a knee injury. Eager to see him get more time against Swansea. phenom of an athlete
— Thierry Henyeezus (@rackedupshawwty) January 7, 2017
Welcome Back Welbeck⚽️❤️
— sonny torrance (@SonnyTorrance) January 7, 2017
That Welbeck late shot… That's what Arsenal has missed for months. #WelcomeBackWelbeck
— Yinkz (@yinkarolajide) 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
I really don't care what pple say. I like Danny Welbeck and I am glad he's back. Welcome back Danny boy. Don't join the injury gang again.
— #landofzombies (@YokeeGilla) 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
He is underrated hopefully, he can show true potential this year
Mouth watering line-up there
Welbeck's cameo was impressive……. I need to see him up with Alexis, Perez and Walcott
— Oluwafemi Anthony (@IamRealSOK) January 7, 2017