Danny Welbeck
Danny WelbeckGetty

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck was delighted to score his first goal for the Gunners in their 0-3 win against Aston Villa on Saturday.

The England international striker played an important role in delivering the three points and apart from his first goal for the club, he also grabbed his first assist, as it was his threaded ball that set up Mesut Ozil for Arsenal's first goal of the evening.

The former Manchester United man believes it was a great team performance and believes that the first goal was instrumental in allowing Arsenal to control the game. The Gunners scored three goals in almost as many minutes to kill the game off.

"It was a good team performance and we started really well. We moved the ball and got in behind them at times - that was the difference today," Welbeck said, as quoted on Arsenal's official site.

"We knew facing Aston Villa would be difficult. There's never an easy game in the Premier League. Once we took our first goal we looked in control of the game."

The 23-year-old striker believes his best is yet to come, as he has only completed a few training sessions and has yet to get to know all his teammates properly.

"I've not had as many training sessions as I would have liked to but I'm starting to know the other players a lot better. In time I'm sure the understanding will be positive," the Englishman added.

Meanwhile, boss Arsene Wenger was also pleased with his striker's performance and revealed that he was happy to see Welbeck's ball retention skills as he played as the lone striker.

"He scored a similar goal to the one he scored in Switzerland. A cross from the left and he pushed it in - the timing of his run is good. I think he had a very good performance today because he kept the ball. Ball retention is important and he had a good all-round game for a central striker," Wenger said.