Danny Welbeck praised Arsenal’s togetherness as they came from behind to beat Leicester in their Premier League opener on Friday night – but wants results to come easier in future.
“Obviously for the neutral it would’ve been a great start, just watching it from the outside,” the former Manchester United striker said.
“For us it was a bit disappointing with the goals that we’ve let in and we shouldn’t really be conceding in that way, but I think we showed great determination and great togetherness to get back into the game and we won it towards the end of the game.
“Previously in the Premier League we’ve not got off to the best of starts, so it meant a lot for us to get a good start and get three points today. Obviously we can build on it from there.”
Arsenal shipped three goals but were without arguably three of their first-choice defenders as Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi all sat out due to a combination of fitness and suspension.
Once they are back and available, Welbeck is hopeful that future results can be earned in less trying circumstances.
“That’s what we’re aiming to do,” he added.
“We wanted to do that today – unfortunately that didn’t happen and it’s something where we can look back and analyse the game and see where we went wrong and improve on the situation.”
“It was a great game for the fans to watch but it is disappointing for ourselves,” he told LCFC TV. “To come away to the Emirates, score three goals but concede four is disappointing especially as a defender.
“We have to take the positives out of the game, we have gone toe-to-toe with Arsenal over 90 minutes and I don’t think many teams will come here and do that.
“We have got a tough first run but we now can take a lot of confidence from this game, knowing we can go to the big teams and put on a performance and hopefully in the coming games we get that bit of luck and turn the positive performance into good points.”