Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck spoke to the media after Arsenal's 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Sunday.
Here's what they said:
on the goal...Welbeck: Obviously it's in the dying seconds, I think we kept pushing right until the end. We had chance after chance. I was a bit [annoyed] that I didn’t score the first opportunity that came to me so I just tried to make amends and thankfully got the goal at the end.
on the instructions when they came on...Walcott: Just win the game, as simple as that. Be direct, get as many balls into the box as we can. This big man has come out. I think he’s been harsh on himself, he’s obviously not played for nine months and to get straight into the mix on such a big occasion and big game - the last kick of the game. Special players come out on games like this and that could be massive. Massive.
on what it means...Welbeck: It’s important, but I think the most important thing today was to get the three points, win the game and obviously close the gap at the top. It’s been a roller coaster for me obviously, missing a lot of football, and its the first time in my career I’ve missed so much football. It was a difficult moment, my family and friends were all there. They know what I’ve been through so to get that winning goal is a beautiful feeling.
on reward for hard work...Welbeck: It’s only one goal. I want to be out there playing minutes and staying fit so that's the main thing.
on determination...Walcott: It shows everyone is ready when given opportunities. I know we were against 10 men, but still, you tend to find it more difficult against 10 men. Leicester are no mugs, they a good team, a very good team. They have obviously dominated the season so far but this could be a complete turning point for us. We have got a big game in the FA Cup (next week) and this is going to boost everyone.
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source.