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Welbeck on his brace, Smith Rowe and the cup

Danny Welbeck

Danny Welbeck became the first player to score in three different competitions this season when he netted twice in the Carabao Cup third round.

The goals were the England international's third and fourth of the season, and this is what he told the media after the game:

on his two goals...
I'm happy with the goals, but more importantly I am happy that we have gone through to the next round and put in a good performance against a good side.

on Brentford's second-half performance...
We did our analysis on them and we knew they were a really good team, and the way that they play football is difficult for opponents so we had to make sure we got our pressing right, intercept balls and try to impose ourselves on the game. We got the two goals in the first half and towards the end of the second half, they played the ball much better and that made it difficult for us but we dug in and got the result.

on the second Arsenal goal...
It was nice to put it away at the end because the football leading up to it was great. That is the style that we want to take into every single game.

on wanting to go all the way...
It's a new challenge and its one we want to do well in. We’re taking it game by game, but now we look ahead to Watford on Saturday in the Premier League. That is our main focus at the moment but every single game is important for us.

on Emile Smith Rowe...
He's a great player, we see it every day in training and he's had lots of great performances in the under-23s. We see the ability when he has got, and everyone has welcomed him and tried to give him advice and he has a lot of talent. We hope to see a lot more of him in the first team.