Danny Welbeck was pleased with Arsenal’s victory at West Ham United on Sunday - but feels the team should have made the game safe in the second half.
The England striker scored for the first time in six matches, sliding home to double the visitors' lead after Santi Cazorla had converted a first-half penalty three minutes earlier.
"It was a very important game for us going into the Christmas period and we’re delighted to come out with three points"
Arsène Wenger’s side created opportunities to restore their two-goal advantage after Cheikhou Kouyate had halved the deficit, but were denied by a mixture of profligate finishing and the reflexes of West Ham goalkeeper Adrian.
“He made some good saves,” Welbeck told Arsenal Player. “I think we had a couple of opportunities [to seal the win].
“I had one and a couple of the other players had opportunities to finish the game off earlier, so we’re a bit disappointed with that. But the main thing is that we got the three points.
“I was pleased to get the goal and I’m looking to score many more goals. If I get the opportunity, I’ll try to put them in the back of the net, so I’m a bit disappointed with the one in the second half as well.
“It was a very important game for us going into the Christmas period and we’re delighted to come out with three points.”
Arsenal play their third game in a week on New Year’s Day and Welbeck insists the team will be prepared for the trip to Southampton.
“It’s going to be another tough game and we’re looking forward to it,” he said. “We’ve got to prepare very well - there’s not much time to recuperate as a team and we know that when it comes to New Year’s Day, we’ll be ready.”
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