Ahead of their clash against Arsenal on Sunday, Watford forward Danny Welbeck has revealed his favorite memories with the Gunners.
After his contract elapsed at Arsenal, Welbeck left on a free transfer to join Watford having not played a game since his nasty ankle injury back in November against Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League. The former Manchester United forward was part of a clear-out that involved Stephan Lichtsteiner, Petr Cech and Aaron Ramsey.
In an interview with the club's official portal, Welbeck shared his fond memories at Arsenal, "Right from the beginning of my time at Arsenal I always felt a lot of love and support from the fans. Obviously, we had some great times there and some terrible lows as well.
"Things were difficult for me at times but when I’m on the pitch I’m always going to give it 100 percent and the fans saw that and recognized that. They saw me go through some really hard times but they were always there to support me. I have so many great memories, especially winning the FA Cup final in 2017.
FA Cup win
"We were up against a good Chelsea side and it was a very good performance that day. To win the cup was a great feeling and it was a really big high for myself personally. Scoring a hat-trick in the Champions League was another, and coming back from injury to score the winner at Leicester was another thing I’ll always remember.
"There are also memories that people won’t have seen, like making lifelong friends at the club and all the people who have helped me along my journey. Naturally, it's always sad to leave somewhere that you've been for so long, and that's how it was at Arsenal.
"At the end of the day this is football, the game moves on. I had some great times at the club and made some lifelong friends but I'm at Watford now and I’m excited for what's ahead."