Date: 5th March 2017 at 10:06pm
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England striker Danny Welbeck has admitted to having mixed feelings following Arsenal’s defeat on Saturday’s to Liverpool.

Making the trip to Anfield for the game, the surprising omission of Alexis Sanchez from the starting line up was the clear focus of conversation pre game, but two first half goals from the hosts created other talking points, and even though Welbeck looked to have given us the chance for a fightback with his goal just ahead of the hour mark, Liverpool scored the third to secure all three points in the three one loss.

With the hosts dominating, pundits using the phrase ‘tepid’ to describe the performance is pretty nailed on.

With Welbeck giving us some hope as he grabbed his third goal of the season from seven appearances having recovered from his long term injury, Welbeck told the Official Site that although he was pleased with his finish on the day, of far more importance was the final result and with it being a key game given where we find ourselves in the Premier League table, there could only be disappointment at losing it.

‘For our position in the league we want to be getting three points, so it`s frustrating that we weren`t able to do that today. We played much better football in the second half. It`s difficult to talk about this performance straight after the game.’

Asked on what had changed at the halftime break, he admitted the main difference in the performance was his goal as it lifted the players, but it didn’t lift them enough to truly change the outcome.

‘The difference was that we got a goal and then we didn`t concede right until the end of the second half. That`s the major difference. With the result showing that we`ve conceded three goals at full-time and lost 3-1, it`s not a good look. On a personal level it`s good to get a start and a goal, but at the end of the day I`m not happy because we lost three points. That`s the most important thing.’

With a quick turnaround now until the next game, the Champions League second leg tie against Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening, Welbeck admitted that not being able to dwell on this result would be a bonus, but obviously we have to focus on the next one now and look to put in a far better performance.

‘Yes. In a couple of days we`ve got our Champions League game so we`ve got to look forward to that now. As hard as it is, we`ve got to put this behind us and concentrate on the game ahead.’

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