Danny Welbeck says that there are not many things that compare to how it feels to score a goal.
The England international returned from 10 months on the sidelines to head home a stoppage-time winner against Leicester City, which was voted Arsenal’s Goal of the Month for February.
Welbeck has scored a number of crucial goals during his short time in north London, including an FA Cup quarter-final winner at Old Trafford and a late equaliser against Hull City, but the 25-year-old says the header against Leicester was particularly special.
"It was great to celebrate with the fans, the boys and with the whole club really"
“There was a lot of emotion,” he told Arsenal Player. “[I had] been out for so long and coming back in my first game to score the winner in the last minute. It was great to celebrate with the fans, the boys and with the whole club really.
“[The feeling] was missed a lot. There are not many things that really compare to that feeling. To be back out on the pitch and scoring that goal was good for me. I just want to enjoy that feeling many more times.
“I want to make an impact as does anyone else in the squad. It has been difficult being away for so long and coming back. It is kind of weird, I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and getting my match fitness up towards the back end of the season.
“I’m not used to doing that at all. As soon as I get on the pitch I want to try and make a difference and try and win the game for my team. I just want that goal to be one of those moments where it means something come the end of the season. There is no point in it being just one of those games.”
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