Welbeck treble gives Arsenal victory

(AP Photo/ Tim Ireland)

LONDON (AP) Danny Welbeck scored his first career hat trick as Arsenal overpowered Galatasaray 4-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday and survived with 10 men for the last half-hour after goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was sent off.

Welbeck, who was allowed to leave Manchester United last month after his striking qualities were questioned by manager Louis Van Gaal, demonstrated just how he can thrive as a center forward.

As Arsene Wenger celebrated his 18th anniversary at Arsenal, Welbeck thanked the manager for showing a "lot of faith in me."

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