Danny Welbeck admitted Arsenal “should be doing better” after they scrapped to a 1-0 win over Norwich on Saturday night.
Second-half sub Welbeck fired the Gunners to three points and third place in the Premier League after he half-volleyed home Olivier Giroud’s knock down, but the former Manchester United striker said afterwards their failure to mount a serious title challenge this season had been frustrating.
Welbeck told Sky Sports: “When you are on the bench you want to come on and make an impact and I got the goal. It was a difficult game, they were fighting to the end but we had to get the three points.
“As a player you have to focus on the match and not on the surroundings. Fans are so important to football clubs and you have to respect that everyone has an opinion.
“I just want to play every single game after being out for such a long time. I am building up my fitness. I prefer to play as a striker but I will do my best as long as I am on the pitch.
“Everyone is very disappointed. It was a great opportunity for us to go for the title this season and it is difficult to handle the way it is ending. We know as a club that we should be doing better than this.
“We want to finish above Spurs but they want to finish above us. We will see what happens.”