Arsenal downed Galatasaray by a 4-1 scoreline at the Emirates Stadium earlier this evening, Wednesday, as Arsene Wenger gave the club's fans another European night to remember.
Three of the goals came from Danny Welbeck as his first arrived in the 22nd minute, he side-footed the ball home eight minutes later and clipped in his third on the 52nd minute.
As the goals rolled in for the Englishman, so too did the plaudits from renowned pundits on social media as Philip Neville labeled the top Gunner "brilliant," former midfielder Ray Parlour added "great strength" and Gary Lineker commented on the player's "serious talent."
The BBC Match of the Day anchor said: "It is lovely to watch him play centrally. He has good movement, an excellent touch, bags of pace and enormous potential."
Brilliant from welbs!— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) October 1, 2014
Welbeck on fire. Great strength brilliant finish 2 0 gooners— Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) October 1, 2014
Welbeck has a serious talent. Lovely to watch him play centrally. Good movement, excellent touch, bags of pace, enormous potential.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 1, 2014
Welbeck becomes only the third Arsenal star to score a hat-trick in the Champions League, after Thierry Henry and Nicklas Bendtner.
He is also the sixth Englishman to complete the feat, joining illustrious company like Mike Newell, Andy Cole, Alan Shearer, Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney.