Arsene Wenger is clearly a fan of Danny Welbeck, and was full of praise for the striker after his excellent contribution in the 3-2 win over Southampton on Sunday.
The England international provided an assist for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before helping himself to two goals – one of which was the late winner to help the Gunners take all three points.
It was his best performance for some time, aided by the fact he’s been fit and playing regularly, and the Arsenal boss believes he’s getting back to the required level after suffering two serious knee injuries.
“Danny Welbeck has been getting sharper,” he said. “He has been out for a while, now he comes slowly back to his best. I’m personally very happy and pleased for him because this guy has gone through some difficult times.
“I’ve seen him behave when it was really hard and tough. He deserves everything he gets. He had every reason to feel sorry for himself, to think this mountain is too big to climb, with the right knee, the left knee, and a year out every time.
“He worked hard unnoticed by everybody. People were questioning will he come back or not. To continue to go is the most difficult test for any sports person.
“What he has done is exceptional.”
Welbeck does frustrate at times, but he’s definitely one of the good guys so it’s nice to see him find some form again. Not least because having him back among the goals is a boost for Europe where we’re without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.