Danny Welbeck rewarded

Arsenal, Danny Welbeck

Danny Welbeck was excellent in the first leg. He may not have scored, but his tireless running, especially in stretching the pitch as he relentlessly scampered into the channel behind the Milan defense, was invaluable to the fluidity, ruthlessness, and success of Arsenal’s performance. In the second leg, he was rewarded.

There are certainly questions to be asked of the validity and morality of the penalty — I believe that his heels clipped together, forcing him to tumble, meaning that it was neither a penalty nor a dive. But give credit to Welbeck, a not-usually clean striker of the football, for having the confidence to step up and convert.
He then got his second as the game ebbed away, nodding home Aaron Ramsey’s rebound after some excellent work by Jack Wilshere. Neither of the goals was especially brilliant play by Welbeck, but they are nonetheless precisely what he deserved. Hopefully, this can now lead to an injection of self-belief as the season draws towards its climax.

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