Danny Welbeck hadn’t played for Arsenal in 10 months. It took him 12 minutes to score a goal that could live in Gunners’ history.
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Welbeck’s headed turn of a Mesut Ozil free kick deep into stoppage time lifted the Gunners to within two points of the Premier League’s first slot in a 2-1 win over Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
A September setback meant knee surgery for Welbeck, and an even longer spell on the sidelines for the embattled Englishman.
All that helped Sunday’s goal felt even more massive.
From Sky Sports:
“Dying seconds, we kept pushing, had chance after chance. I missed the first opportunity and tried to make amends. It is important and the most important thing is to get the win. It has been a roller-coaster for me, a difficult moment and my family and friends know what I have been through.
Welbeck’s Arsenal and England teammate Theo Walcott, who scored the Gunners’ other goal, was pretty happy for his striker.
“This man hasn’t played for nine months and to get into the mix like that, special players come into into big games. That could be massive.”
He said it. Could Arsenal’s Manchester United import be the man who scored the biggest goal of a title run?