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Danny Welbeck now sends message to Arsenal fans after knocking them out of the cup last night
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Danny Welbeck now sends message to Arsenal fans after knocking them out of the cup last night

Danny Welbeck has now sent a message to Arsenal fans on Twitter after knocking them out of the cup last night. 

The Gunners went crashing out of the third round of the EFL Cup after a 3-1 defeat to Brighton. 

Mikel Arteta made significant changes to the side that beat Chelsea over the weekend, with just William Saliba keeping his place at centre-back. 

Arsenal took the lead through Eddie Nketiah in the 20th minute but a familiar face struck back just minutes later. 

Welbeck won the penalty after being brought down by young goalkeeper Karl Hein. And the former Gunners man stepped up and made no mistake from the spot. 

The Seagulls went on to secure a win with goals from Kaoru Mitoma and Tariq Lamptey. Now, Welbeck has sent a message to his former fans. 

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Welbeck sends message to Arsenal fans 

Welbeck posted on Twitter last night after his side knocked Arsenal out of the EFL Cup. 

The 31-year-old compared his celebration with Lamptey to a scene from the film Lion King but also said he was grateful to Arsenal fans for the warm reception he received. 

The English striker enjoyed a five year spell at the Emirates before making the switch to Watford back in 2019. 

He racked up a total of 126 appearances for the club but was mainly used as a squad player during his time in north London. 

It’s great to see Welbeck receive a warm welcome on his return but Arsenal fans will be frustrated by the result last night. 

The Seagulls striker grabbed his first goal of the season and helped his side progress to the next round. 

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Arteta’s men weren’t at their best last night but that’s to be expected as he named a completely different starting XI. 

The Spaniard did bring on Gabriel Martinelli, Granit Xhaka and Gabriel Jesus during the second-half. But it wasn’t enough for the Gunners to pick up a result. 

Arteta probably won’t be too disappointed to exit the League Cup as they’re performing brilliantly in the Premier League. They’ve also progressed to the knockout stages of the Europa League and the FA Cup is yet to get underway. 

The Gunners will have plenty of other chances to lift silverware this season and Arteta will now have one less competition to take into consideration. 

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