Hi Gooner world, what a way for Arsenal to qualify for the semi-final. That was such a nerve wrecking display from our boys, Roma has really inspired everyone in Europe this week and it is such a wonderful and exciting viewing. Many expected us to blitz through but that was not the case as CSKA were on top of their game and almost did a Roma on us but we held our own and did the job and here we are, waiting for Atletico…am so happy!
One of our key performers last night was Danny Welbeck who alongside Elneny gave good account of themselves again.
Talking of Welbeck, he has recently been our Sanchez, scoring crucial goals while also being so hard working.
Welbeck’s position in the team’s pecking order is rightly what it should be, third choice striker seeing as we have our record breaking strikers ahead of him. Apart from that, Welbeck has not really set the world alight since he became a Gunner, but he has had great moments also and we sometimes have the feeling that his persistent injuries has played a part in his interrupted development. He comes across as a likeable guy and many admire him for his hard work but unfortunately, it is clear that he is just another squad player who will not be a starter when all our forwards are available.
But recently, Welbeck has been playing like someone out to prove a point he is energetic as usual. He has even more desire to make things happen and get on the end of things. It is like he knows his position in the pecking order and he is desperate to overturn that, to convince the manager he is good enough to start. Even Lacazette was the one to get subbed even though he didn’t play 90 minutes on Sunday. He has finally made the 10 goal margin which he rarely does.
What could have been the reason for his revival, could it be the arrival of Aubameyang, Lacazette and Henrikh. And maybe Danny boy is desperate to make it to Russia? Well, whatever it is, i hope he continues to shine for us and stay injury free till the season ends.