Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger revealed he almost did not select Danny Welbeck in his squad for Sunday's dramatic Premier League victory over leaders Leicester City .
Danny Welbeck came off the bench to head the winning goal in the fifth minute of stoppage-time at Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners came from behind to win 2-1 and move within two points of the 10-man visitors.
It was Welbeck's first appearance since April 2015 after a knee injury and Wenger was thrilled with the former Manchester United striker's impact after nearly leaving him out for another match.
"For him it is a fantastic day," Wenger told Sky Sports . "I had a hesitation until the last second to put him in the squad.
"He was number 18 or 19 [on my list] but in the end I trusted the impression we got from his training sessions and thought 'okay, let's put him in'."
Welbeck received a rapturous reception from his Arsenal team-mates in the Dressing Room after his late winner from Mesut Ozil's free-kick.
"Everybody chanted his name because the players know a year out is 10 years in normal life for a football player. He is a great character as well and liked in the Dressing room."