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“The hero we deserve” – Arsenal fans heap praise on ‘Henry-esque’ Welbeck after Europa League heroics

Arsenal fans have heaped praise on striker Danny Welbeck after he scored his fifth goal in as many games to help steer Arsene Wenger’s side into the semi-finals of the Europa League.

The Gunners drew 2-2 with CSKA Moscow last night to record a 6-3 aggregate win over the Russian side.

Travelling to the VEB Arena with a 4-1 advantage from their first-leg victory at The Emirates, Arsenal got off to a nervy start and were punished for some slack defending late in the first-half by Fyodor Chalov, who prodded home after Petr Cech’s parried save.

And the Russians doubled their advantage five minutes into the second period when Kirill Nababkin again pounced after Petr Cech failed to catch Aleksandr Golovin’s audacious long-shot.

After a week of dramatic comebacks in Europe – namely AS Roma and Juventus – Arsenal fans were fearing the worst, however their nerves were calmed when man of the moment Danny Welbeck produced a moment of brilliance to restore his side’s two-goal advantage on aggregate.

Welbeck displayed a fine piece of skill on the left-flank to turn past goal-scorer Nababkin, before playing a neat one-two with Man of the Match Mohamed Elneny and finding the top corner with a first time finish from the middle of the box.

Aaron Ramsey then levelled the scores in injury time with his seventh goal in eight games to send the Gunners through to the competition’s last four where they take on La Liga giants Atletico Madrid.

Welbeck’s goal was his fifth in his last three Europa League games after he netted twice against Moscow in the first leg and twice against AC Milan in the previous round.

And the Arsenal fans will certainly be hoping for more of the same from in the in-form Englishman when they welcome Atleti to The Emirates later this month …

 

 

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