A goal is always a nice way to return from injury, and a huge boost when you’ve been out for a long time.

Scoring a last second winner against the league leaders on your first appearance in 10 months? Well I imagine nothing truly compares.

Arsène Wenger’s press conference on Friday suggested that Danny Welbeck wasn’t yet ready for first team action, but the England striker came off the bench on Sunday afternoon to score Arsenal’s winner. But he wasn’t even supposed to be involved.

Arsenal's English striker Danny Welbeck (L) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 14, 2016. / AFP / GLYN KIRK
Danny Welbeck justified his selection with a late winner on Sunday.(GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

The Arsenal boss insisted Welbeck would be ready for next week’s FA Cup visit of Hull, so when did he change his mind?

“Yesterday. In the last two days he was convincing in training.

“I planned at the start, when I made my press conference on Friday morning, to play him next week. But in the last two training sessions he was very strong and I decided just in the end to include him in the squad.”

Hard work rewarded, Danny. After so long out he must have been absolutely desperate to be involved again, and he delivered. Hopefully now he can continue working on building his fitness, playing against Hull in that FA Cup game next week.

With huge games coming up the Gunners are right in the race, and it’s thanks to Welbeck’s last gasp winner.