Danny Welbeck has been in excellent form since his return from injury, but proved to be a controversial figure during England’s shock 3-2 win over Germany this past Saturday night.
He was unable to carry his fine goalscoring form over from club to international level, but created a few decent chances for himself and his teammates.
England fans were clearly very divided in their opinions of the former Manchester United man though, and there were some vastly differing feelings on social media.
We’ve taken some of the best tweets following the game and collected them below:
Welbeck was quality tonight. Shame he didn’t get a goal but apart from that he looked very good.
— Jonathan (@afcjonathan) March 26, 2016
Team that Hodgson played wasn’t as bad as it looked. He needs to stop playing guys like Welbeck and Lallana though.
— Champions of England (@BeIgianMaestro) March 27, 2016
Welbeck should not even be touching the England first team with all the better options tbh
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— Bren SP (@brenpereira98) March 27, 2016
No idea why people are complaining about Welbeck’s performance… his work rate was amazing and he created some decent chances… #GERENG
— Omar Gad (@TheOmarGad) March 26, 2016
I must say England were outstanding to win in Germany. Did Kane, Alli, Rose and Dier show top quality? I thought Welbeck played well.
— Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) March 26, 2016
Lallana and Welbeck came off and England win the game. No surprise there.
— James B #MacFest (@JP_Barnes) March 27, 2016
By the way, Welbeck was great tonight!#England
— Carl Bövis (@CarlBovis_AFC) March 26, 2016
Welbeck has been scoring freely for Arsenal recently, and has deservedly displaced Olivier Giroud (and Theo Walcott) as our first choice striker. He has also consistently impressed for England, even when his club form has been less than stellar. You can certainly see why international boss Roy Hodgson keeps faith in him, and even if he isn’t the world class forward both England and Arsenal fans would like to see leading the line, he’s certainly an excellent squad player.
He certainly has his faults, but the pacy forward is a brilliant option to have and it’s hard to see why he got so much criticism for his performance on Saturday. He missed a couple of good chances, but there was plenty of good about his game.
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Hopefully he can return to goalscoring ways against Watford, and find his best form as we head into the tail end of the campaign. We badly need goals in the next few games, as we can’t afford to drop any more points.