Arsenal defeated BATE Borisov in the Europa League match at The Emirates Stadium yesterday 6-0 with players such as Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Mohammed Elneny and Danny Welbeck all starring in the clash. Manager, Arsene Wenger made 11 changes to the side that lost at home to Manchester United last time out with a number of players getting the chance to impress the manager and stake a claim for first team football.
The likes of Walcott and Wilshere impressed sufficiently while former United man, Welbeck was decent as he continued his return to full fitness after some time out with injury. Forgotten French defender, Mattieu Debuchy got the Gunners got off to the perfect start in the 11th minute with a well taken strike before further goals by Walcott, Wilshere, Giroud, Elneny and an own goal got the North London giants a very comfortable victory.
Welbeck looked decent and was the subject of contrasting ratings by Casino La Vida app and a number of Arsenal fans on popular social media platform, Twitter with some praising his performance given that he has only returned to fitness while others taking exception to his display.
Below are some of the best tweets about his overall play in the game:
I know he's been injured a lot but even when he's been Fit, Welbeck needs to Work Harder on finishing and Dribbling #AFC
— The Arsenal (@KYEkye45) December 8, 2017
#AFC Welbeck was terrible tonight wayyyyy wayyy too greedy
— RavenGunner (@Raven_Gunner) December 7, 2017
You know Welbeck is pissed for not scoring tonight. 😂😂
— B Larsen | Arsenal | Celtics (@BLarsenAFC1886) December 7, 2017
It's good he scored an own goal, Welbeck would have missed.
— Naz (@Naz_AFC1) December 7, 2017
Welbeck is welshit. He is an athlete and not a footballer
— QueSeraZafar (@AFC_Zafar) December 7, 2017
— Sean Twomey (@MrTwomey) December 7, 2017
Welbeck is a JIGSAW (falls to pieces in the box). #AFC
— Mr Stanton (@Wenger352) December 7, 2017
Welbeck has struggled with injuries ever since joining Arsenal from Manchester United back in 2014. This season, he started well as the situation regarding the future of Alexis Sanchez prevented the Chilean from starting the season early but another injury in the game against Chelsea disrupted Welbeck’s season. Last night, he offered glimpses of his undeniable quality but at 27, he should be showing his ability on a more consistent basis.
Welbeck is a good finisher that can play as a striker as well as on the flanks and should he be fit, will most be on the England party for the World Cup in Russia next month as his record of 15 goals in 36 international matches is quite impressive.
He has made 80 appearances for the 13-time English champions, scoring 20 goals and winning 2 FA Cup trophies in that time.