We all know that Danny Welbeck is really Arsenal’s third-choice striker behind Aubameyang and Laczette, but with Lacazette out injured Arsene Wenger had no choice but to play Danny Welbeck in the Europa League game against Ostersund.
We won the game 3-0 but Welbeck did not have one of his best games in an Arsenal shirt but we have to take into account that the game was played on a plastic pitch and was also in minus degrees on the thermometer. Another factor is that Welbeck has hardly had any competitive minutes on the field since he went out injured after scoring lots of goals in first couple of months of the season. Could he possibly get back to that level?
Wenger was asked if he would be playing again against Ostersund in the second leg, and the Boss replied: “Yes Danny Welbeck will play on Thursday.
“He’s getting sharper every day. In the last week he has moved forward and I think the game at Ostersunds has done him good. Since then, I believe that physically he is getting better.”
To be fair, he was in the best form of his life earlier in the year, keeping even Giroud out of the team, but if he really did get his form back do you think he could actually challenge Auba or Lacazettefor a starting spot?