Danny Welbeck: I've always liked Arsenal, even when I was at Man United

Danny Welbeck

The England international admitted he always had a soft spot for the Gunners.

Danny Welbeck gave a candid interview to Arsenal Fan TV about his debut season at Arsenal, something that inevitably touched on the FA Cup quarter final between the Gunners and the attacker's former club Manchester United.

Welbeck has had a mixed season, impressing with a hat-trick against Galatasaray in the Champions League but struggling to consistently find the back of the net in the Premier League. He had the highs of the goal at Old Trafford, and helping Arsenal into the next round and the lows of missing the FA Cup final with injury.

A return of 8 goals in 35 matches is decent enough for a winger, but Welbeck will be disappointed to have not played more as a striker since Olivier Giroud returned from injury.

Arguably the forward finds himself in a similar role at the Emirates as he was in at Old Trafford, but that didn't stop him from famously celebrating at his old ground, after scoring the winner that put Arsenal into the semi-finals of the FA Cup in March.

"It was an important goal, going back to Old Trafford for the first time," the 24-year-old told Arsenal Fan TV. "We wanted to get to the semi-final and I wanted to win a trophy I'd never won before."

Welbeck said that he had no issues celebrating such an important strike, despite it coming against the side he had supported most of his life.

"It was a massive goal and I was over the moon to get the winner," he added. "I scored a goal to get to Wembley, it was only right to celebrate scoring a goal like that."

The striker also made it clear that although he was thankful for his time at United, he was very much focused on his new career and life at Arsenal, stating he had always had an affinity for the club despite being a Red Devils fans as a youth.

"I spent a lot of years at Manchester United and I'll always be thankful of the time I was there," he said. "Manchester will always be the place I grew up in, but now I've got a new home in North London."

"I've always looked at Arsenal and thought they're a good team. I've always liked Arsenal"

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