Arsenal star dragged on Twitter after dive in Europa League win over AC Milan

Welbeck dived to win a controversial penalty for Arsenal in the game.

Twitter users dragged Danny Welbeck after Arsenal defeated AC Milan 3-1 in a round of 16 Europa League clash on Thursday, March 15.

Arsenaldefeated AC Milan 2-0 in the first leg at the San Siro and were always favourites to qualify to the quarter finals.

The Gunners were eventual winners as a brace from Welbeck and one goal from Granit Xhaka cancelled out Milan's opener goals by Hakan Calhanoglu.

Danny Welbeck criticised for diving

Despite the victory Arsenal supporters were not happy as they claimed Welbeck dived to get the penalty which he duly converted.

Welbeck was accused of deceiving the referee to give the penalty after he fell down in the box, when replays showed that there was minimal contact from AC Milan defender Ricardo Rodriguez.

Arsene Wenger has always taken a stance that English players are expert divers in the box, citing cases of Manchester City's Raheem Sterling and Tottenham duo of Dele Alli and Harry Kane.

Former Tottenham star Jermain Jenas was quick to criticise Welbeck for an apparent dive in the box.

He said, "Welbeck doesn't feel any contact apart from his own feet connecting with themselves and he goes over.

"The referee and assistant referee completely buy it."

The French manager refused to be drawn to his past statements, as he revealed that he would have to watch the replay to ascertain if it was indeed a penalty.

He said, "I haven't seen it again. You want to accuse English players to be divers?"

"Was it a penalty? I don't know, the Italian players were not happy. I can understand that, but I don't know what happened."

"I will watch it again and give you my honest opinion. I will give Danny my opinion as well, no problem."

AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso was not bothered by Welbeck's antics as he was just trying to help his team.

Gattuso said, “He's a striker. He has to do what he does. But we can’t use that as a reference for the entire English football. There is a great deal of fair play in England. There was a lot at stake. When I was a player, I tried to take advantage of individual situations."

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