PHOTOS: Two Arsenal stars link up for international goal

Welbeck Claps

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain assisted Arsenal's hat-trick hero Danny Welbeck as the England football team cruised past San Marino.

Two of the Emirates Stadium's favourite athletes - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and summer signing Danny Welbeck - combined to put England 3-0 up against San Marino at Wembley Stadium earlier this evening, Thursday.

A victory for Roy Hodgson's roster was seemingly a foregone conclusion ahead of the two nation's qualifier for the 2016 European Championship but the only question that lingered was - by how many goals?

In the end, it was 5-0.

But for Arsenal there were many plus points. At one point, there were five Gunners on the field at once - Kieran Gibbs, Calum Chambers, Jack Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Welbeck - which constitutes 50% of the outfield players.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was in exceptional international form ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and, considering the manner in which Welbeck has begun his Arsenal career as a centre forward, it would perhaps have been unwise for Hodgson to position the Englishman anywhere other than as a striker.

And Welbeck duly delivered as he was in the right place at the right time to convert Oxlade-Chamberlain's assist from six yards out.

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