Arsenal Danny Welbeck

Arsenal fans laud Welbeck as he spares their Europa League blushes

Huge goal

Arsenal fans have gone crazy for Danny Welbeck after the unexpected saviour sent them through to the Europa League semi-finals.

The Gunners were travelling to Russia with a big 3-0 lead and were expected to breeze through to the next round.

Though, as we have discovered this week, it turns out that three-goal leads don’t count for much anymore.

That is because it was CSKA who got the first goal to really scare the Arsenal fans.

With Roma and Juventus both turning around three-goal deficits on Tuesday and Wednesday, it was far from impossible that CSKA could too.

That dream took another step towards being a reality when the Russian’s scored a second goal, really putting the pressure on Arsenal.

Not only that, the Gunners were stunned and lost complete control of the game as the Russian side pushed for what would be a winner.

Though, the Arsenal fans have one unexpected hero to thank for sending them through to the next round of the Europa League.

Lord Welbeck

That is because much-criticised forward Danny Welbeck was on hand to calm any nerves that Arsenal fans had.

With Alexandre Lacazette having a pretty poor night, Welbeck stepped up when he was played through on goal by Mohamed Elneny.

The Egyptian slid Welbeck in with a sublime through ball and Welbeck scored with an equally impressive finish.

That meant that CSKA would need two goals just to take the game to extra time and it’s safe to say that it was always going to be beyond the side.

So, that meant that Welbeck’s goal put Arsenal through to the Europa League semi-finals and put them within touching distance of a European trophy.

Social media reacts to Welbeck goal

With all the criticism that Welbeck has been getting this season, he will certainly be enjoying his recent form.

Now, even Arsenal fans are impressed!