Arsenal striker Welbeck hails 'great player' Smith Rowe

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We are happy. Today was a good match and a good 90 minutes to continue working on our tactical things and it was also good for the confidence of the players.

Despite his limited minutes, Welbeck has netted four goals from six appearances this season.

Upon the resumption of the second-half, the hosts went a goal down as Alan Judge pulled one back for the Championship side in the 58th minute.


The match saw Unai Emery make several changes to his side, handing Smith Rowe, Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck starts.

The 27-year-old forward has entered the final year of his contract with Arsenal, but Emery insisted that he is not involved in contract negotiations. "I would be happy with Danny Welbeck", Emery told SkySports. I know they are in the past year of their contract with the team, and they are working and speaking with the club.

'There are three things when we are speaking about an individual. It is for the club and the player.


"And for Saturday, he's also another player that I can try, to help the first XI because he's doing very well, with a big commitment".

"A few of the lads had a bit more of a pre-season than me which made it a bit hard, I came back a bit later than the others".

"We see the ability when he has got, and everyone has welcomed him and tried to give him advice and he has a lot of talent".


Those who wonder why Danny Welbeck is picked for England squads may like to study his performance last night. "We forced a very good team into mistakes and nearly took them to penalties at the end".

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