Not the time to jump into conclusions on Welbeck by SE
Arsenal’s opening champions league fixture could have been a lot different had their 16 million pound signing on the Transfer Deadline day, Danny Welbeck, been a bit clinical in front of goal and tucked away the chances that came his way. Danny’s detractors and skeptics would be having a feast of their ow, after seeing the Englishman fail to bury clear cut chances in his first two games for Arsenal but, logically, this is not the time to jump into conclusions whether Welbeck is the striker pertinent to Arsenal’s scheme of things. Read on.
Not the time to jump into conclusions on Welbeck
It’s safe to say that Welbeck, over his first couple of games as a Gunner, has had his own share of 7-8 opportunities to score his first goal for Arsenal. The former Red Devil hasn’t really looked composed and, in truth, these big games can be asking a bit too much of the newcomer, which is exactly the case with Welbeck. It’s easy to think what might have been had he tucked away his one-on-one chance against compatriot, Joe Hart on Saturday; but, the lad needs time to bed into the No.9 role at the Emirates. It’s not so much about the style of football he needs to adapt to, but having the gazing eyes of the world can be tough and he needs that all-important first goal to kick start his tally.
Also, I can see a pattern of Welbeck and Arsenal not finding their best touch in the last couple of games. Against Man City, albeit Arsenal went 2-1 ahead, they weren’t at their sharpest and it can be tough as a striker to tuck away the odd chance that falls to you. However, I did think that he should have done much better last night against Dortmund when he had more than 2-3 easy chances. From Welbeck’s point of view, he needs to calm down and reassure himself if and when he has the chance to score a goal.
Having played in a couple of high-voltage games, following his deadline day transfer to Arsenal, Welbeck shall be better equipped to find the back of net, starting on Saturday against the Villains in the Premier League. Anything goes; after just a couple of games for Arsenal, it would be harsh to judge on the credentials of Welbeck as a top-drawer No.9.