The one Welbeck stat that will concern Arsenal fans from Chelsea defeat

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Arsenal slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Chelsea on Sunday, with striker Danny Welbeck unable to follow on from his midweek hat-trick against Galatasaray.

Arsene Wenger's search for a win against Jose Mourinho continues after his Arsenal side were beaten by Chelsea on Sunday afternoon. The two managers even had a mini-fracas on the sideline as the simmering hatred between the two managers grows and grows, but it was Mourinho who had the last laugh as goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa sealed a comfortable win for the Blues.

Arsenal were far from disgraced at Stamford Bridge. This wasn't like last season, where the Blues simply obliterated Arsenal in a 6-0 win, yet whilst they were far more competitive, they couldn't really make either Thibaut Courtois or Petr Cech work enough in the Chelsea goal.

Yet, it wasn't for the want of trying. Arsenal had ten shots on goal - twice as many as Chelsea could muster - yet none of those attempts were on target for the Gunners, compared to Chelsea's three.

It's well documented that Arsenal forked out £16m to boost their frontline on deadline day, with striker Danny Welbeck arriving from Manchester United in a bid to give the Gunners that dynamic forward to help them win the big games.

In midweek, Welbeck showed what he can offer with a superb hat-trick against Turkish side Galatasaray, and the game was set up for the England international to be the star of the show again - but that didn't happen.

What will concern Arsenal fans (and possibly Arsene Wenger) the most is that Welbeck didn't even attempt one shot on goal in the 90 minutes he was on the pitch. He was full of running throughout the game and got into good areas, but always looked for the pass rather than a shot.

With Arsenal looking towards Welbeck to provide them that extra bit of quality in the final third in games like this, his total lack of goalscoring attempts will probably slow down the talk that Welbeck can fire Arsenal to the Premier League - for now, at least.

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