Liverpool star sends message to Danny Welbeck after Arsenal winner

Daniel Sturridge was happy to see Danny Welbeck back in action for Arsenal on Sunday...

Daniel Sturridge has revealed his delight at seeing Danny Welbeck make his long-awaited return to action for Arsenal during Sunday’s win over Leicester City.

The Arsenal forward made his first appearance of the season as he came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner for the north London side and help Arsene Wenger’s men move to within two points of leaders Leicester City.

Welbeck had been sidelined with a knee injury since last April but his return to action will prove to be a big boost for Arsenal and England heading into this summer’s European championships in France.

And Sturridge, who opened the scoring in Liverpool’s 6-0 thrashing of Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon, was thrilled to see his England team-mate back in action for Arsenal.

Speaking to Sky Sports on Sunday, Sturridge said: “It was great to be back but more important that the team won. It was great to get so many goals.

“It is great to see Danny Welbeck back and hopefully we will be there in the summer to help the country to success.”

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Sturridge has been sidelined with a string of injuries this season but will now be hoping to prove his fitness heading into Euro 2016.

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