Arsenal got their 2014/15 Champions League campaign kickstarted on Wednesday night with a 4-1 win over Turkish side Galatasaray at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners were woeful in their opening group game as Borussia Dortmund ran out comfortable 2-0 winners, and a response was needed from Arsene Wenger's men as Cesare Prandelli brought his Galatasaray side to North London.
Aside from Wojciech Szczesny's second half red card, the night couldn't have gone much better. Striker Danny Welbeck scored his first goals at the Emirates Stadium since joining from Manchester United for £16m on deadline day, smashing a hat-trick past Fernando Muslera, whilst Alexis Sanchez also added a goal in a convincing win for Arsenal win.
Welbeck has earned plenty of plaudits for goals, as he demonstrated excellent movement for all three of his finishes. Manager Wenger even compared him to former Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, and his team mate Aaron Ramsey has made the same correlation between the two players based on his exploits on Wednesday - even saying that Welbeck has what it takes to become an Arsenal legend.
"Welbeck has everything to make himself an Arsenal legend," he told talkSPORT. "He has pace, strength and finishing. He scored a very Thierry Henry-esque goal against Galatasaray; he just opened up his body and forced it into the side of the net.
"He put in a great performance on Wednesday night. It was the first hat-trick of his career and that will be important for him. He can tick that off and set his sights on getting more goals."