Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck says “it was a wonderful feeling”.

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck says “it was a wonderful feeling” after making his return to Arsene Wenger's side with a dying minute winner against Leicester City.

The former Manchester United forward headed home Mesut Ozil’s free-kick soon after coming on as a substitute at the Emirates on Sunday.

The triumph moved the Gunners to two points off the top of the Premier League table, and the England international praised Arsenal's medical team for helping him bounce back to fitness.

“It’s been a long time off the pitch, the longest period of time that I’ve spent off playing matches in my career,” Welbeck told Arsenal Player. “It’s difficult, and with a few headlosses along the way.

“I think you’ve just got to try to stay positive. I had a lot of great help behind the scenes with the medical staff and with James Haycock, who worked with me personally and was great. I think hard work eventually pays off.

“It was a wonderful feeling to get that winning goal at the end. It was just very important for us to get the three points.

“With the type of game it was, it was close right until the end and thankfully we got the goal."

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