Arsenal secured a much-needed 2-0 victory away to Sunderland this weekend to ensure the Gunners kept in touch with the sides in the top four. Alexis Sanchez scored both goals but his fellow summer signing Danny Welbeck was not as fortunate.
Fans had mixed feelings towards the England international's showing against the Black Cats with some praising his all-round contribution and others bemoaning his lack of a killer instinct in front of goal.
Welbeck did not score nor did he provide an assist, but the former Manchester United man did play four key passes at the Stadium of Light. The Arsenal player also had two goal-scoring attempts, although neither found the target.
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Welbeck went on just one dribble, which is poor by his standards, and he had a passing accuracy of 88.1 per cent.
In the end the forward's individual performance did not matter as Arsenal secured the victory and he did fire in a late cross that could so easily have been converted by an unmarked Santi Cazorla just six yards out.
But after the game we took to Twitter to see what fans thought of Welbeck's performance and below you can read a selection of what we found:
Welbeck and Sanchez have been great today. Continuously pressing & we can see both of them all over the pitch!— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) October 25, 2014
Welbeck has had a poor game. Looking tired really. We need to freshen up the players. This is gonna be a v long last 10 otherwise— King Goran Arsenal (@King_Goran) October 25, 2014
welbeck's passing and first touch are poor, that's two things that Giroud definitely has over him and not to mention the heading, etc.— The Garrison (@TheGarrison_AFC) October 25, 2014
If you look at Welbeck's best games/moments, they come against high lines. He's poor against deep blocks.— DaG (@Wrighty_8) October 23, 2014
cor welbeck's been so bad. i want giroud back— Vince Párker Jönes (@V1nn1ePJ) October 25, 2014
Welbeck looks so much more comfortable with the ball at his feet than I imagined when he signed. Impressive and sure there's more to come.— David (@davidjmrk) October 25, 2014
@arseblog Thought both Alexis and Welbeck have been a cut above the rest. Particularly Alexis, but Welbeck is a fantastic footballer.— Alex Kirwan (@AlexKirwan) October 25, 2014